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Re: is specializationOf transitive or not?

From: Deborah L. McGuinness <dlm@cs.rpi.edu>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:25:21 -0400
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To: public-prov-wg@w3.org
I would go further and say that if we have a constructor called 
specializationOf and it is not stated to be transitive, then we have a 
problem and i would suggest a renaming of the term if someone thought it 
needed this relationship to allow examples where it is not transitive.

Deborah


On 4/2/2012 8:35 AM, Tom De Nies wrote:
> As the opposite seems counter-intuitive to me, +1 for transitive
>
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> Tom
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> 2012/4/2 Paolo Ncl <Paolo.Missier@ncl.ac.uk 
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>     I have always supported the view that it is
>
>     Paolo
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>     Sent from my iPad
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>     On 2 Apr 2012, at 11:18, Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk
>     <mailto:L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>> wrote:
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>     >
>     > All,
>     >
>     > The purpose of this email is to seek some clarification on what
>     people think
>     > about the transitive nature of specializationOf.
>     >
>     > James' semantics [1] defines this relation as transitive.
>     >
>     > Do you think specializationOf is transitive?
>     > If not,  can you give a counter example?
>     >
>     > Cheers,
>     > Luc
>     >
>     > PS: tracker, this is ISSUE-29
>     >
>     >
>     > [1] http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/FormalSemanticsWD3
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