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Re: use case agent

From: Stephan Zednik <zednis@rpi.edu>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 10:52:48 -0700
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On Feb 17, 2012, at 10:45 AM, Stephan Zednik wrote:

> Are there any differences in provenance attributes for Human vs NonHuman agents?

I forgot to add:

or Human vs Agent or NonHuman vs Agent?

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> Are there any provenance relations that apply specifically to Human or NonHuman agents but not both?
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> If not, then I would argue that from the perspective of the core provenance model there is no difference between a Human or NonHuman agent.  They are treated as simply Agents.
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> The distinction is relevant in the domain-specific interpretation of the provenance, but not to the provenance model itself.
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> --Stephan
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> On Feb 17, 2012, at 6:03 AM, Paul Groth wrote:
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>> Hi All,
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>> At yesterday's call was an attempt at a proposal at renaming the agent classes for clarity, which seemed to have consensus on the email list but not on the call.
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>> The discussion opened up to wider discussion on agents and there was a question on use cases on agent. I would like to note that there was already an issue raised and resolved around this typing. The issue defined several use cases and identified prior work. The issue was resolved by the introduction of the definition of agent and its types.
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>> The ISSUE-134 http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/134
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>> Paul
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