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

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2011 22:34:51 +0100
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Hi Jun, Khalid, Satya,

I have a few questions.

1. Can an agent be defined independently of processes?

2. You are using various verbs relating agents to process execution:

agent   controls            process execution  (Khalid)
agent   is involved in    process execution (Jun)
agent   is linked to       process execution (Satya)

Can these verbs be clarified further and distinguished?

Cheers,
Luc


On 06/06/11 19:38, Khalid Belhajjame wrote:
>
> 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
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>> 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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>>
>>
>
>
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