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Re: PROV-ISSUE-237 (TLebo): Rename Relation to Involvement [prov-dm]

From: Khalid Belhajjame <Khalid.Belhajjame@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2012 16:58:12 +0000
Message-ID: <4F315824.40607@cs.man.ac.uk>
To: Provenance Working Group <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
CC: Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org>
On 06/02/2012 21:01, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
> PROV-ISSUE-237 (TLebo): Rename Relation to Involvement [prov-dm]
>
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/237
>
> Raised by: Timothy Lebo
> On product: prov-dm
>
> I propose to rename "Relation" in PROV-DM to "Involvement" because "Relation" is too broad and a provenance interchange should limit itself to how agents, activities, and entities were involved with one another as the lead to some result.
>
> Relations other than involvements should be out of scope for provenance interchange (and seem to be already be handled with the attribute-values).


Not sure I would agree with this. One may argue that the notion of 
involvement does not really applies to relations such as derivation. I 
know that in provo-o involvement is used even for derivation, but we did 
so for pragmatic reasons, namely for mapping n-ary relation to owl.

Thanks, khalid
Received on Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:02:01 GMT

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