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Re: PROV-ISSUE-217 (account-asserter): What is the asserter of an account? [prov-dm]

From: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:20:06 +0000
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To: Provenance Working Group WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 17:38, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker
<sysbot+tracker@w3.org> wrote:

> Assuming we have an entity ex:acc representing an account
> entity(ex:acc)  // details to be finalized when we understand what identifiers are
> and we express some provenance:
> wasGenerated(ex:acc,ex:activity)
> wasAttributed(ex:acc,ex:agent)
> ....
> Do we have any restrictions about where these provenance records can occur?
> Can they be for instance included inside the account itself?

Am I allowed to describe my own birth? (I was there, but don't remember much!)

It might at first sound strange, because how can the agent know what
lead to its creation? Well, it must have been told or guessed? There's
nothing in PROV saying that an account can't be retelling a story or

Stian Soiland-Reyes, myGrid team
School of Computer Science
The University of Manchester
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