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Re: PROV-ISSUE-183 (prov-dm-identifiers): identifiers in prov-dm [prov-dm]

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 09:23:52 +0000
Message-ID: <4F0EA6A8.4080605@ninebynine.org>
To: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
CC: Jim McCusker <mccusj@rpi.edu>, Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>, public-prov-wg@w3.org
+1  (Nicely put!)


On 11/01/2012 13:06, Stian Soiland-Reyes wrote:
> no, rpi:JimMcCusker is already a characterisation of a thing in the
> world (you), and hence is also an entity.  You are a person, not a
> URI, but rpi:JimMcCusker is one (characterised) way to talk about you
> as a person. This characterisation - even if not expressed - will
> always be bounded, for instance it probably does not characterize
> "you" before you were conceived, and it probably does not include the
> car you are driving today.
> Basically any existing URI can be said to be an entity, because by
> their nature they characterize something. (This is also an argument
> that nothing can be disjoint from prov:Entity - but that's a separate
> issue)
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