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Re: prov-issue-11: what is version?

From: Simon Miles <simon.miles@kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:17:39 +0100
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To: Provenance Working Group WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Luc, Jim,

I notice that you two take different views on what the concept
"version" is intended to describe. With the example things:
  T1. The government data
  T2. The government data with incorrect values
  T3. The government data with corrected values
Under Luc's definition T3 is a version of T2, but under Jim's
definition T3 is a version of T1.

I'm not clear that "version", under either definition, is beneficial
to keep in the model. Jim's definition seems to be only subtley if at
all different from IPVT, while Luc's is distinct but just a simple
composition of other concepts which could be recognised by any query.

My counter-proposal would be to remove "version" from the model.
Simplicity of the standard is surely a good thing where possible.

If that is unacceptable, I think that Luc's definition makes sense but
would be more clearly called "is revision of" or similar.


On 27 June 2011 16:11, Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Exploiting the  most recent definitions of Derivation and IVP of, I tried
> to propose a definition of version.
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/ConceptVersion#Definition_by_Luc
> What do you think?
> Regards,
> Luc
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