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Re: Primer WD2 ready for review

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2012 11:01:57 +0100
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Hi Simon,

Look at:
  http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-prov-dm-20120202/
It contains buttons to hide grammar for instance.

Luc

On 04/04/2012 10:52 AM, Miles, Simon wrote:
> Hi Luc,
> Thanks for the review. We'll take the comments into account.
> With regard to the buttons for hiding/showing different example 
> formats (as in the OWL primer), yes, this is in the plan, but was not 
> intended for the April release. If you have pointers to documentation 
> on how to technically achieve this, I'd be grateful, as I couldn't 
> find the necessary details in my brief investigations so far.
> thanks,
> Simon
> Dr Simon Miles
> Senior Lecturer, Department of Informatics
> Kings College London, WC2R 2LS, UK
> +44 (0)20 7848 1166
> Requirements for Provenance on the Web:
> http://eprints.dcs.kcl.ac.uk/1399/
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* Luc Moreau [L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk]
> *Sent:* 04 April 2012 09:51
> *To:* public-prov-wg@w3.org
> *Subject:* Re: Primer WD2 ready for review
>
> Hi Simon, Yolanda,
>
> The primer reads nicely. It seems to have captured the right set of
> concepts and explained them at the right level.
>
> There was a discussion of whether collections should be included in
> the primer. I don't believe so.  My comment is related to what I said
> about the prov-o document: if collections are added to the primer, I
> think it would give too much importance to this concept and associated
> relations.  There should be a *separate* HOWTO document on collections.
>
> >From my viewpoint, the only change I would like to see implemented
> before release is the introduction of a figure (compliant with PROV
> "style") illustrating the example.  Note: one or more figures left to
> editorial discretion.
>
> I also believe that the PRIMER should not focus just on rdf
> representation but on the others too. The prov-n examples in appendix
> are not very satisfactory. Instead, buttons showing/hiding examples in
> rdf, xml, prov-n should be used.  Text also will have to be changed at
> many places accordingly. I am OK if this change takes place after this
> release (synchronized with last call).
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Questions:
>
> - In constrast to the DM and PROV-O, the primer talks about "roles" 
> rather than "qualified involvement" in general. The rationale is that 
> it is a more intuitive starting point for readers new to PROV. 
> However, two (internal WG) reviewers have both suggested that 
> "qualified involvement" should be discussed instead. What is your opinion?
>
> I don't understand this question. Roles are presented here as 
> provdm:roles.  This seems OK to me.
>
> - Do you think the document is accessible to all the major communities 
> who would want to adopt PROV or, if not, where are the deficiencies?
>
> I think so.
>
> - Can the document be released as a next public working draft? If no, 
> what are the blocking issues?
>
> Yes to be released, but with a figure illustrating the example.
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Minor comments:
>
> - abstract: I am not sure about the use of "non-normative".
>     We should not consider this document as less normative than the others
>     simply because it is a W3C NOTE (which is an artifact of the charter
>     creation)
>
>    The term 'normative' is used several times.
>
> - Likewise, I don't think you should use the word 'standard'.
>   Instead use 'specification'.
>
> - section 1: "its representation in the PROV Ontology"
>    I don't think we are representing the data model in the ontology.
>    We express it, we map it?
>
> - personally, I don't like the use of "you/your". It occurs so few
>   times that it could be removed.
>
> - section 2: this not an ER diagram but a UML class diagram I believe.
>
> - section 2.2: first occurrence of the word 'attribute'. Should we
>   have seen it before?
>
> - section 2.3: '... generate entities mid-way through occuring'????
>
>
> - section 2.4: agent ... "... take an active role ..." we dropped active
>    from the prov-dm definition.
>
> - of a that chart
>
> - 2.6: an description -> a description
>
> - section 3: title to change when using other representations
>
> - section 3.5:  "was controlled by" (also used elsewhere)
>     we move away from control. Should another term be used?
>
> - section 3.6:  "she contacts the government" ;-)
>   brave Betty!  ->  "she contacts the government agency"
>
> - section 3.7.
>   I find the example of plan a bit ambiguous, since one could
>   see the corrections as an input to the editing process.
>   But then, it's not corrections, but correction instructions,
>   but the prefixed name is ex:corrections. So as a minimum, it should
>   be ex:instructions.
>
>   Maybe, to avoid ambiguity, the plan could be a new methodology to
>   generate data.
>
> - appendix A: prov-n snippets:  _ should be -
>
> - type is missing for some literals "prov:Person" %% xsd:QName
>
> - "prov:dataToCompose" -> "ex:dataToCompose"
>
> - "prov:regionsToAggregteBy" -> "ex:regionsToAggregATEBY"
>
>
> On 04/01/2012 07:35 PM, Miles, Simon wrote:
>> Hello,
>> The primer is ready for review by the WG, ahead of the next release.
>> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/raw-file/default/primer/Primer.html
>> Thanks,
>> Simon
>> Dr Simon Miles
>> Senior Lecturer, Department of Informatics
>> Kings College London, WC2R 2LS, UK
>> +44 (0)20 7848 1166
>> Electronically querying for the provenance of entities:
>> http://eprints.dcs.kcl.ac.uk/61/
>
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> Professor Luc Moreau
> Electronics and Computer Science   tel:   +44 23 8059 4487
> University of Southampton          fax:   +44 23 8059 2865
> Southampton SO17 1BJ               email:l.moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk
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>    

-- 
Professor Luc Moreau
Electronics and Computer Science   tel:   +44 23 8059 4487
University of Southampton          fax:   +44 23 8059 2865
Southampton SO17 1BJ               email: l.moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk
United Kingdom                     http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~lavm
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