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PROV-ISSUE-258 (TLebo): consolidate Association / Responsibility / Affiliation [prov-dm]

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Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 17:34:42 +0000
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PROV-ISSUE-258 (TLebo): consolidate Association / Responsibility / Affiliation [prov-dm]

http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/258

Raised by: Timothy Lebo
On product: prov-dm

Now that we have EntityInvolvement, we can cite an Agent and give it a prov:role.

Following the "Involvement design", the subject of an EntityInvolvement may be either an Entity or an Activity (or anything else, really).

I have been wrestling with confusion among Association / Responsibility / Affiliation. It has been hard to remember which _type_ of subject is used in which.

But does it matter what the subject (and its type) is? I don't think so. What matters is that we can point to an Agent, say that they were responsible (in some way), and qualify how they were responsible.

By recognizing that we don't need to distinguish among the subject types to assert responsibility, we can consolidate the concepts, involvements, and Involvements that currently make an uninteresting distinction.

Thanks,
Tim
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