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Re: prov-dm expression: a proposal to vote on (deadline Wednesday midnight GMT)

From: Daniel Garijo <dgarijo@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:05:36 +0200
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To: Simon Miles <simon.miles@kcl.ac.uk>
Cc: Provenance Working Group WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
+1
Daniel

2011/10/28 Simon Miles <simon.miles@kcl.ac.uk>

> 0
> (no objection to the proposal, but don't find 'expression' problematic
> either)
>
> Simon
>
> On 28 October 2011 15:33, Paolo Missier <Paolo.Missier@ncl.ac.uk> wrote:
> > +1
> > -Paolo
> >
> > On 10/28/11 3:17 PM, Luc Moreau wrote:
> >
> > Dear all,
> >
> > In the interest of simplification, we would like to make the following
> > proposal about terminology in prov-dm.
> >
> > The context:
> >
> > Following this week's call, the prov-dm document will introduce
> > concepts such as entity and activity in section 2, and define 'entity
> > expression' and 'activity expression' in section 5.  In section 5 (see
> > table of contents of [1]), all terms of the data model have been
> > suffixed by the suffix 'expression', which allows us to distinguish
> > terms of the data model (i.e. what we say in provenance records) from
> > the things in the world.
> >
> >
> > The problem:
> >
> > While this distinction is important, the choice of word is not ideal.
> > The suffix 'expression' has a strong connotation of language, and the
> reader
> > may
> > think that we talk about expressions in the abstract syntax notation.
> > It's not the case!  We really mean elements of the data model.
> >
> > Proposal:
> > Rename 'Entity Expression' into 'Entity Record'; similarly, rename 'XXX
> > Expression' into 'XXX Record'.
> >
> > Can you please express your support for this proposal by Wednesday
> > midnight GMT, and we will confirm it at the next teleconference.
> >
> > Luc
> >
> > [1]
> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/raw-file/default/model/ProvenanceModel.html
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > -----------  ~oo~  --------------
> > Paolo Missier - Paolo.Missier@newcastle.ac.uk, pmissier@acm.org
> > School of Computing Science, Newcastle University,  UK
> > http://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/people/Paolo.Missier
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Dr Simon Miles
> Lecturer, Department of Informatics
> Kings College London, WC2R 2LS, UK
> +44 (0)20 7848 1166
>
>
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