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Re: [prov-o] Start vs. StartByActivity

From: Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 09:40:13 -0500
Cc: public-prov-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <8A4B0C7F-C1CE-487E-881E-B75A636CDC3D@rpi.edu>
To: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>

On Feb 23, 2012, at 7:04 AM, Stian Soiland-Reyes wrote:

> Referring to discussion about wasStartedBy() I've resolved this for
> now by splitting this into two properties and classes:
> 
> prov:wasStartedBy - range prov:Agent  (mirrors prov:wasEndedBy)
> 
> prov:wasStartedByActivity - range prov:Activity
> 
> prov:StartByActivity - subclass of ActivityInvolvement
> prov:Start - subclass of prov:Association (mirrors prov:Start)
> 
> See http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/ProvRDF#Started_by_activity and
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/ProvRDF#Starting


I think this is a great normalization of the confusion we've been facing. Thanks!

> 
> 
> Luc has indicated that wasStartedBy/wasEndedBy are at risk. If they
> disappear, we can remove 'by activity' from the remaining
> property/class.


I've seen conflicting claims of which is on the chopping block.
But we don't need to worry about that from a mapping perspective, as you've so nicely resolved it.


-Tim
Received on Thursday, 23 February 2012 14:40:51 GMT

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