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

From: Daniel Garijo <dgarijo@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:44:02 +0100
Message-ID: <CAExK0DedXbOfmPQuw8Lu+VSquy2vP87b7m5ZDwyZ0dHsgqZduA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Cc: public-prov-wg@w3.org
Hi Luc,
+1 For proposal 1.
As for proposals 2 and 3, I have a question before voting:
Now we have weakened wasControlledBy to transform it to wasAssociatedWith,
but I find that it may be confused with Usage. Usage also involves
an association between activities and entities. Would it become a
subproperty of
wasAssociatedWith? What would be the difference between a Usage and
an association which has the same role as in the usage?

Thanks,
Daniel

2012/1/16 Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>

> Dear all,
> Kind reminder for these proposals. I was hoping to incorporate changes
> in the document as soon as possible.
> Thanks,
> Luc
>
>
> On 01/11/2012 01:27 PM, Luc Moreau wrote:
>
>> 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<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<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<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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