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Re: complementOf -> viewOf: proposed text

From: Paolo Missier <Paolo.Missier@ncl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 09:37:03 +0000
Message-ID: <4F06C0BF.2050503@ncl.ac.uk>
To: Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu>
CC: Khalid Belhajjame <Khalid.Belhajjame@cs.man.ac.uk>, Paolo Missier <paolo.missier@newcastle.ac.uk>, "public-prov-wg@w3.org" <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
seems reasonable. dutifully taken into account.
I forgot to mention in my report that it will prob. take about a week for this to settle -- impending deadline coming up...


  On 1/5/12 7:33 PM, Timothy Lebo wrote:
> On Jan 5, 2012, at 1:43 PM, Khalid Belhajjame wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The new Alternate and Specialization records seem to make sense to me.
>> - Looking at the definitions of *specializationOf* and *alternateOf*, I for few seconds was wondering if it is a good idea to 
>> define a more general relationship that simply says that two entity records are representations of the same entity, without 
>> specifying if there is difference in abstraction or context. But, I changed my mind as a result, and I now think that the general 
>> relationship that I was looking for is *alternateOf* itself. Indeed, such a relationship seems to be usable in both cases, i.e., 
>> different abstractions and/or different contexts. In other words, what I am suggesting is that:
>> specializationOf(e1,e2) implies alternateOf(e1,e2)
> "ack!"
> Following intent of what is currently stated, this could make sense.
> Part of the motivation is that alternateOf would relate similarly-concrete entities, while specialization would relate a more 
> concrete to a less concrete.
> Also, we would explode when we try to instantiate the "more abstract" entity that e1 and e2 each characterize.
> perhaps restate
> "e1 and e2 provide two different characterizations of the same entity."
> to
> "e1 and e2 provide two different characterizations of the same, less concrete, entity."
> -Tim
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