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Re: PROV-ISSUE-19: terminology for 'Invariant View or Perspective on a Thing'

From: Thomas FRANCART <thomas.francart@mondeca.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 18:43:09 +0200
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To: Simon Miles <simon.miles@kcl.ac.uk>, Provenance Working Group WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
What about "version" ?
Thomas

On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 19:06, Simon Miles <simon.miles@kcl.ac.uk> wrote:

> I think it might be hard to find a term which is both appropriate and
> simple to denote both 'the invariant identity of a highly mutable,
> temporal entity' (e.g. a person) or 'an invariant list of bytes in one
> message at one instant' (e.g. a web state resource').
>
> So instead, I propose just an abbreviation: 'invariant'
>
>  http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/TerminologyProposals
>
> Thanks,
> Simon
>
> On 8 June 2011 12:13, Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org> wrote:
> > I agree with Simon on this.
> >
> > #g
> > --
> >
> > Simon Miles wrote:
> >> I don't strongly mind "snapshot", but doesn't it sort of imply
> >> something at an instant of time (as taken with camera)? We may have an
> >> invariant view on a thing as it exists over a very long time, so
> >> implying we refer to an instant might be confusing.
> >>
> >> Though I don't have a better suggestion off the top of my head, but
> >> will think more.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Simon
> >>
> >> On 7 June 2011 17:06, Jun Zhao <jun.zhao@zoo.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> >>> On 07/06/11 08:28, Olaf Hartig wrote:
> >>>> Hey,
> >>>>
> >>>> I like "snapshot" as well.
> >>> +1
> >>>
> >>> Jun
> >>>
> >>>> Olaf
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> On Tuesday 07 June 2011 09:18:42 Paul Groth wrote:
> >>>>> Personally, I like the term "snapshot".
> >>>>>
> >>>>> It has a nice common sense interpretation and also has a nice link to
> >>>>> database.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Paul
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 8:58 AM, Luc Moreau<L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
>  wrote:
> >>>>>> All,
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> This is a useful concept that we are going to reuse in our model for
> >>>>>> provenance.
> >>>>>> Hence, I created an issue for it.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> It would be useful to adopt a term for it.
> >>>>>> Please send suggestions.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Regards,
> >>>>>> Luc
> >>>
> >>>
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