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Re: PROV-ISSUE-95 (Recipes as Classes): Recipes as classes? [Conceptual Model]

From: Jim McCusker <mccusj@rpi.edu>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 12:01:45 -0400
Message-ID: <CAAtgn=T23FUOFkgnwa60P8SJ_CWep1YXP+o_8Yh4Jb4h+AxjAg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Myers, Jim" <MYERSJ4@rpi.edu>
Cc: Provenance Working Group WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 11:23 AM, Myers, Jim <MYERSJ4@rpi.edu> wrote:

> We had discussions earlier about the idea that a PE was an instance of a
> process which has a recipe and then decided that we could just represent PE
> hasRecipe R without realizing the process itself in the model. I don't have
> an opinion about the decision but I bring it up because I think process
> would be the right thing to be the class for a PE instance, not recipe. One
> type of instance of a recipe could be a file (text, workflow description,
> etc.) - a PE wouldn't be an instance of a recipe, but could be an instance
> of the process the recipe describes.

I think that's where the punning comes in. When treated as an individual,
the recipe is the plan. When treated as a class, it is the group of things
that conform to that plan.

Jim McCusker
Programmer Analyst
Krauthammer Lab, Pathology Informatics
Yale School of Medicine
james.mccusker@yale.edu | (203) 785-6330

PhD Student
Tetherless World Constellation
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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