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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: Yolanda Gil <gil@isi.edu>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 23:34:50 -0700
Cc: public-prov-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <FF24011E-2613-4E2E-9227-E7681F3EB5AA@isi.edu>
To: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Yes, thank you!


On Apr 17, 2012, at 8:53 AM, Luc Moreau wrote:

> 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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