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Re: PROV-ISSUE-250 (TLebo): respond to Eric's comments [Ontology]

From: Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:59:59 -0400
Cc: Provenance Working Group <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <57975665-F4E7-435E-A742-07390A9E53C2@rpi.edu>
To: Eric G Stephan <Eric.Stephan@pnnl.gov>

Thanks for your review of the PROV-O HTML.

All of your comments have either been handled, overcome by events, or overlap with other existing issues which we are working to address.

May we close this issue?

Responses within.


“PROV Ontology” and “PROV ontology” are used interchangeably
throughout the document.  Since “PROV Ontology” is the formal name  we
should be consistent.

>>>> TL: Thanks. I made this uniform.

Section 2.1:

“As a reader I thought it would be helpful to have a link on the
“Abstract Syntax Notation (ASN) to take me directly to
explaining the motivation behind using ASN.  The  above referenced
section in PROV-DM does a great job of briefly providing the

>>>> TL: Thanks for pointing this out, it highlighted a few hiccups in the current draft.
>>> I've noted this at http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/Prov-o_draft_review_2_April_2012#Eric  and will manage it from there.

Section 3.1

Direct links corresponding from PROV-O class to PROV-DM model element
would make references between the two documents more intuitive.


Class Description
Entity is defined to be "An Entity represents an identifiable
characterized thing."

>>>> TL: Thanks for the suggestion. It is noted at http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/Prov-o_draft_review_2_April_2012 and will be handled soon. The links are in the ontology, we just need to expose them into the HTML via the cross reference script.


I was confused between the Class definition of location (geographic
location) and the example which was a directory path.     If we are
going to include directory paths then the definition of location needs
to be more general.

Comment on concern about “geospatial”:  Geospatial tends to be used to
refer to geographic data that is most likely used for processing or
analysis as opposed to something that is displayed on a map.
Recommend defer to the existing ISO standard definition.

>>>> TL: This is  http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/128 ISSUE-128 and we'll be handling it there soon.

On Feb 10, 2012, at 8:18 AM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:

> PROV-ISSUE-250 (TLebo): respond to Eric's comments [Ontology]
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/250
> Raised by: Timothy Lebo
> On product: Ontology
> Eric has provided some comments on the PROVO HTML document.
> We need to respond to his comments.
> http://www.w3.org/mid/CAMFz4jjE=hz-Pn4uqMN2xf5iCL6kqsW0qBUE2ehoZAF_n5=kEA@mail.gmail.com
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