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

From: Khalid Belhajjame <Khalid.Belhajjame@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2011 11:55:48 +0100
Message-ID: <4EABDBB4.3080302@cs.man.ac.uk>
To: Luc Moreau <l.moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
CC: W3C provenance WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>

+1 (I agree expression may be confusing, record is a better term IMO)

khalid

On 28/10/2011 15:17, 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
>
>
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