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Re: PROV-DM Simplification

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 22:18:54 +0000
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Hi Curt
It's a good idea to use work of art instead of person.

On 15/02/12 22:14, Curt Tilmes wrote:
> On 02/15/2012 04:43 PM, Luc Moreau wrote:
>>> "Examples of derivation include the transformation of a relational
>>> table into a linked data set, the transformation of a canvas into a
>>> painting, the transportation of a person from London to New York, and
>>> a physical transformation such as the melting of ice into water."
>>>      The other examples make sense to me, but the "transportation of a
>>>      person" example is particularly conceptually jarring for me.  Even
>>>      if we can envision such a thing being an appropriate derivation, I
>>>      would remove it from the examples here, sticking with examples
>>>      that are easier for readers to relate with.
>> It's aligned with the 'relocation' mentioned in activity. It would be
>> good to have some feedback from other members.
> Perhaps an example here like "the transportation of a work of art from
> London to New York" would capture the 'relocation' concept with a more
> relevant illustration than trying to call relocation of a person a
> 'derivation'? (which it clearly is in the model, I'm sure some
> biography server will try to represent the provenance of a person
> moving around like that someday -- it just bothers me)
>> It's a good point. Agents are entities, so the example is valid.
> I knew that... sorry ;-)
>> To help the reader I am adding the sentence:
>> We note that the ancestor is allowed to be an agent since agents are
>> entities.
> I think that is useful nevertheless.
> Curt
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