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PROV-ISSUE-206: three proposals to vote on (deadline Jan 15th midnight GMT)

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:27:00 +0000
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To: public-prov-wg@w3.org
Dear all,

The email below was sent just before Xmas. It's now time to try and 
reach some decisions
about it. Can you express your support for the following proposals in 
the usual way.
Deadline: Jan 15, midnight.

Cheers,
Luc

On 12/21/2011 10:11 PM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
> PROV-ISSUE-206 (agent-asserted-not-inferred): agents should not be inferred, and wasAssociatedWith should also work with entities [prov-dm]
>
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/206
>
> Raised by: Luc Moreau
> On product: prov-dm
>
>
>
> Inference
> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/raw-file/default/model/ProvenanceModel.html#association-agent
> originates back from an agreement at F2F1, where we said that agents can be inferred from wasControlledBy.
>
> The inference was kept, and wasControlledBy replaced by wasAssociatedWith.
>
> However, I think this has undesirable consequences. For instance, in the example that follows constraint
> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/raw-file/default/model/ProvenanceModel.html#wasStartedBy,
> we see that an entity (a request to create an activity) is inferred to become
> an agent because of the above inferences.
>
> There are many notions of agents out there, and we should go for minimum semantic commitment in prov-dm to facilitate adoption. Inferring agent is likely to be suspicious in some communities.
>
> Hence, proposal 1: remove inference association-agent from the document.
>
> Furthermore, for the example above to type correctly,
>
> proposal 2: allow wasAssociatedWith to relate an activity and an entity
>
> proposal 3: allow two forms for wasAssociatedWith:
>             wasAssociatedWith(activity, agent, plan, attributes)
>                and
>             wasAssociatedWith(activity, entity, attributes)
>
>
> Cheers,
> Luc
>
>
>
>
>    

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