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Re: PROV-ISSUE-205 (optional-activity-in-generation-record): optional activity in generation record [prov-dm]

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:07:12 +0000
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To: Daniel Garijo <dgarijo@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es>
CC: public-prov-wg@w3.org
Thanks Daniel, it would be interesting to hear Stephan's view.
Luc

On 01/11/2012 02:54 PM, Daniel Garijo wrote:
> Hi Luc,
> I don't think it would affect the ontology: we could create an 
> instance of a "Generation" and say that the qualified
> entity is the generated entity. Something like:
>
> ex:g1 a wfprov:Generation;
>          prov:hadQualifiedEntity ex:generatedEntity;
>          ext:generatedAt [ time:inDateTimeXSD "2011-10-21T09:21:31Z" 
> ]. #Or whatever the user wants to use for asserting time
>
> However, I think that Stephan was against using orphan generations 
> like in the example. IMO it is a bit tricky to find
> a generation without activity, but it covers the use case.
> Best,
> Daniel
>
> 2012/1/11 Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk 
> <mailto:L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>>
>
>     Hi Tim, Satya, all
>
>     How would the following proposal
>     /   making the activity identifier optional in the generation record/
>     would affect the ontology?
>
>     Regards,
>     Luc
>
>
>     On 12/21/2011 09:57 PM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
>>     PROV-ISSUE-205 (optional-activity-in-generation-record): optional activity in generation record [prov-dm]
>>
>>     http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/205
>>
>>     Raised by: Luc Moreau
>>     On product: prov-dm
>>
>>
>>     We may want to assert the time at which an entity is created. The placeholder for such time information is a generation record. But a generation mandates the presence of an activity identifier. But it may not be known.
>>
>>     It would be nice if the activity identifier was made optional in the generation record.
>>
>>     Does this have implications for the ontology?
>>
>>     Cheers,
>>     Luc
>>
>>
>>
>>        
>
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