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Re: Is _this_ what is meant by "Entity"?

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2011 17:22:27 +0100
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To: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
CC: public-prov-wg@w3.org
Hi Graham,

Are you suggesting that the OWL class should become EntityAssertion?
and in the provenance abstract syntax notation we write 
entityAssertion(...)?

Luc


On 09/05/2011 04:13 PM, Graham Klyne wrote:
> Luc,
>
> The problem is that the term "Entity" suggests the things rather than 
> the assertion about the thing.  It's taken me a while to figure out 
> that's not how you are currently using it.  I think others could have 
> a similar problem.
>
> Personally, I'd go with Simon's definition for "Entity", and use 
> "Entity assertion" for the PIDL construct:  I think those terms better 
> match people's expectations of what they mean, and clearly expose how 
> they are related.
>
> #g
> -- 
>
> On 05/09/2011 08:23, Luc Moreau wrote:
>> Hi Simon,
>>
>> I don't know what you have gained by introducing this definition, except
>> a more compact terminology. We have tried to use "identifiable 
>> characterized thing"
>> consistently across the text, to refer to this concept.
>>
>> There was a *very strong* indication (at F2F and after) from the WG, 
>> that
>> we should not use the same label for the PIDM construct and the concept.
>> As editors, we have followed the WG wish.
>>
>> For this reason, I am proposing not to change the text. Instead, we 
>> should
>> talk about "identifiable characterized thing".
>>
>> Same comment applies to activity vs process execution.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Luc
>>
>>
>> PS ISSUE-85
>>
>> On 09/03/2011 03:40 PM, Simon Miles wrote:
>>> Defn 1. An entity*is* an identifiable characterized thing.
>>

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