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Re: PROV-ISSUE-132 (YolandaGil): Improve the examples to make them more intuitive and of broader appeal in Provenance Data Model (PROV-DM) Draft [Data Model]

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 16:53:07 +0100
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To: public-prov-wg@w3.org, Yolanda Gil <gil@ISI.EDU>
Hi Yolanda,
Can we close this issue?
Luc

On 03/09/2012 04:58 PM, Luc Moreau wrote:
> Hi Yolanda,
>
> Following the release of WD4.internal, I believe this issue is now 
> addressed.
> See 
> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/raw-file/default/model/releases/WD-prov-dm-20120309/prov-dm.html#prov-dm-example 
>
>
> I propose to close the issue now.
> Let us know what you think.
> Regards,
> Luc
>
> On 10/20/2011 07:45 PM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
>> PROV-ISSUE-132 (YolandaGil): Improve the examples to make them more 
>> intuitive and of broader appeal in Provenance Data Model (PROV-DM) 
>> Draft [Data Model]
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/132
>>
>> Raised by: Yolanda Gil
>> On product: Data Model
>>
>> It seems to me we are using non-intuitive or incomplete notions in 
>> the examples, which will make our documents that much harder to be 
>> understood and therefore the standard adopted.  I would suggest to 
>> use one or two scenarios of broad interest, for example publishing a 
>> web page that has diverse and rich content, or an example with linked 
>> data.
>>
>> For instance, in Section 4.2: It says "A file is read by a process 
>> execution".  The fact that a file being read is a ProcessExecution 
>> seems to me to be a very contrived example (I don't think we've ever 
>> discussed a provenance scenario where file reading was considered, 
>> because there are other more pressing processes to represent).
>>
>> Another case: if evt1, evt2, etc are timestamps, why not label them 
>> t1, t2, etc so they don't have a label that makes them look like events?
>>
>> Another case: Somewhere it mentions "spellchecked" as an attribute, 
>> if so we should really show how the spellchecker program plays a role 
>> in the provenance record so this attribute becomes so.
>>
>> Another case: all the examples of agents are people, but agents can 
>> be other things (eg the Royal Society that is used in another section).
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>

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