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Re: PROV-ISSUE-239 (TLebo): is wasGeneratedBy(e) meaningful? [prov-dm]

From: Daniel Garijo <dgarijo@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 22:43:48 +0100
Message-ID: <CAExK0Dc5uDJ0-3s9iRJmO7koubOr0qMiFb5fj6WV-Bw_EENcdg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Provenance Working Group <public-prov-wg@w3.org>, Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu>
Hi Tim,
you may want to say that an entity has been created and assert some
metadata about the creation (hour,
location, etc.), but not want/know which activity produced it. That is why
everything can optional but the entity.


2012/2/6 Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org>

> PROV-ISSUE-239 (TLebo): is wasGeneratedBy(e) meaningful? [prov-dm]
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/239
> Raised by: Timothy Lebo
> On product: prov-dm
> Everything but entity is OPTIONAL in wasGeneratedBy.
> If I say only wasGeneratedBy(e), what did I say? And why was I allowed to
> say it?
> from WD3:
> A generation record, written wasGeneratedBy(id,e,a,t,attrs) in PROV-ASN,
> has the following components:
>    id: an optional identifier id identifying the generation record;
>    entity: an identifier e identifying an entity record that represents
> the entity that is created;
>    activity: an optional identifier a identifying an activity record that
> represents the activity that creates the entity;
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