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Re: PROV-ISSUE-204 (end-of-entity): What marks the end of an entity? [prov-dm]

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:30:15 +0000
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Hi Stian, all,
You expressed some views about entity deletion, a while back.
Could you explain them again?
Thanks,
Luc

On 12/21/2011 09:51 PM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
> PROV-ISSUE-204 (end-of-entity): What marks the end of an entity? [prov-dm]
>
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/204
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> Raised by: Luc Moreau
> On product: prov-dm
>
>
> An entity record is a representation of an entity. An entity has a characterization interval, for which entity attributes have been given values.
>
> The beginning of the characterization interval is given by the generation record for this entity.
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> But how is  the end defined?
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> I suppose that we may want to support various use cases, including:
>
> - a file is deleted.  Is the delete operation a form of usage that is destructive?
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> - a file is overwritten by a new version
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> Cheers,
> Luc
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>
>
>    

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