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Re: PROV-ISSUE-4 (define-agent): Definition for Concept 'Agent' [Provenance Terminology]

From: Jun Zhao <jun.zhao@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2011 16:57:37 +0100
Message-ID: <4DEE4A71.7090208@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
To: public-prov-wg@w3.org
Hi Daniel,

I would expect to have descriptions about agents.

When providing provenance descriptions about newspaper or services, it 
might be more appropriate to treat them as "resources".

-- Jun


On 07/06/11 16:19, Daniel Garijo wrote:
> Hi Satya, Khalid, all
> After reading your definitions I was wondering if an "agent" or a
> "controller" could
> also have provenance. For example, if the newspaper or a service is an
> agent, then it would be
> helpful to know who created it, when, what tools were used for doing so,
> etc.
>
> If they could have provenance, then they would also become some sort of
> "resources"
> too, wouldn't they?
>
> What do you think?
>
> Best,
> Daniel
>
> 2011/6/6 Khalid Belhajjame <Khalid.Belhajjame@cs.man.ac.uk
> <mailto:Khalid.Belhajjame@cs.man.ac.uk>>
>
>
>     Hi,
>
>     I added a definition of the concept "agent".
>
>     Definition: An agent is a (physical or digital) entity that controls
>     one or multiple process executions
>
>     - The newspaper, the blogger and the government portal are examples
>     of agents
>
>     I would prefer to use the term “controller” instead of “agent”. To
>     me, the term “agent” is a bit vague.
>
>     Thanks, khalid
>
>
>     On 20/05/2011 08:04, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
>
>         PROV-ISSUE-4 (define-agent): Definition for Concept 'Agent'
>         [Provenance Terminology]
>
>         http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/4
>
>         Raised by: Luc Moreau
>         On product: Provenance Terminology
>
>         The Provenance WG charter identifies the concept 'Agent' as a
>         core concept of the provenance interchange language to be
>         standardized (see http://www.w3.org/2011/01/prov-wg-charter).
>
>         What term do we adopt for the concept 'Agent'?
>         How do we define the concept 'Agent'?
>         Where does concept 'Agent' appear in ProvenanceExample?
>         Which provenance query requires the concept 'Agent'?
>
>         Wiki page: http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/ConceptAgent
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