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

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 15:23:52 +0000
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Hi Tim,

Are you suggesting that we have single relation xxx -> Agent,
which covers wasAssociatedWith, actedonBehalfOf, and wasAttributedTo?

I think it's an idea really worth exploring, I am not entirely sure of 
the implications
of this design decision, but it could reduce the number of relations.

I was thinking that as a minimum, all agent related notions, should be 
in a single section, separate from the mechanics of 
Generation/Usage/Start/End of
Entity and Activity.


On 02/22/2012 05:34 PM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
> 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

Professor Luc Moreau
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