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Re: PROV ISSUE-206 some possible proposals

From: Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 17:44:58 -0500
Cc: "public-prov-wg@w3.org" <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <806F9F6D-3B63-4035-8C3E-EF1066B0B429@rpi.edu>
To: Paul Groth <p.t.groth@vu.nl>
In the email example,

What is it about "used" that prevents us from saying that the week-long debate "used" the email?

Is it because we wouldn't be able to distinguish this "cause" from the other instances of energy, network traffic, reading time etc. that were also used during the debate?

I say let "wasAssociatedWith" do what it was intended - to assign responsibility to agents.

If we strip the agency inference from "wasAssociatedWith", I suggest we rename it to "causedBy" that can point to an entity (and thus optionally an agent)


On Feb 3, 2012, at 5:50 AM, Paul Groth wrote:

> The result of our discussion are two possible proposals for resolving
> this issue.
> 1) wasStartedBy is between activity and entity. Instead of activity and
> agent. wasStartedBy is no longer a specialization of wasAssociatedWith.
> The concern is that "common sensically" there is an implication of
> "agency"/responsibility in wasStartedBy
> 2) No change. But the implication is that "email" could automagically
> become and "agent"
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