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Re: PROV-ISSUE-4: Defining Agent using FOAF's definition

From: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2011 14:48:38 +0100
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To: public-prov-wg@w3.org
On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 10:14, Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org> wrote:
> Your comment raises a question of scope...
> What you raise, I think, is a use of provenance as part of establishing
> blame rather than trust.  I think this is a separate issue that (for the
> time being at least) we should not dig into.

Agreed. :-)  Although it would also be part of establishing trust to
also see what was NOT done (eg. "Sterilize the microscope plate") -
but knowledge of what 'should have been done' is clearly out of scope.
Considering what DID happen would typically be compared to the known
practice/procedure/workflow/etc - and our provenance model would have
enough information to answer queries to validate that side of the

Stian Soiland-Reyes, myGrid team
School of Computer Science
The University of Manchester
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