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Re: PROV-ISSUE-225 (objects-in-universe-of-discourse): What are the objects in the universe of discourse? [prov-dm]

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 22:38:52 +0000
Message-ID: <EMEW3|fd35f0c71b44556fddcc1a57de9be441o0IMd908L.Moreau|ecs.soton.ac.uk|4F189B7C.40303@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
To: public-prov-wg@w3.org
Dear Satya, Mike, Prov-o team
May I invite you to discuss this at your call on Monday.
Thanks,
Luc

On 19/01/12 22:35, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
> PROV-ISSUE-225 (objects-in-universe-of-discourse): What are the objects in the universe of discourse? [prov-dm]
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> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/225
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> Raised by: Luc Moreau
> On product: prov-dm
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> On Jan 19 2012, we agreed on a proposal related to identifiers and objects in the universe of discourse [1]:
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> "*All* objects of discourse ("entities") MUST be identifiable by all participants in discourse. Object descriptions ("entity records" and otherwise) SHOULD use an unambiguous identifier (either reusing an existing identifier, or introducing a new identifier) for the objects described." (intent)
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> To make progress on the front of identifiers (ISSUE-183, ISSUE-215), we agreed that we would discuss what the objects of the universe of discourse are. The purpose of this issue is to address this question.
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> Here are a list of object types we can find in the document. Note that some have not been exactly named as such. Feel free to add any missing here.
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> Thing
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> Entity (including its subtypes Agent, Plan, Collection, ...)
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> Activity
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> Note
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> Events: Entity Usage event, Entity Generation Event, Activity Start Event, Activity End event
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> Derivation
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> Association (between activity and agent, cf wasAssociatedWith)
> and its subtypes:
>    StartAssociation (wasStartedBy)
>    EndAssociation (wasEndedBy)
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> "ResponsibilityChain" (between agent and agent, wrt activity, cf actedOnBehalfOf)
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> Specialization (specializationOf)
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> Alternative (alternateOf)
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> Annotation (hasAnnotation)
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> Traceability (tracedTo)
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> ActivityOrdering (wasInformedBy and wasStartedBy)
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> Revision (wasRevisionOf)
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> Attribution (wasAttributedTo)
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> Quotation (wasQuoteFrom)
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> Summary (wasSummaryOf)
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> Original Source (hadOriginalSource)
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> CollectionAfterInsertion/CollectionAfterRemoval
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> Event ordering constraint (e.g  start event precedes the end event)
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> Records
>   e.g. Entity Record (as opposed to Entity listed above)
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> In particular:
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> Account Record
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> Is there a notion of Account (as opposed to account record)
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> Record container
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> Attribute
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> [1] http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/meeting/2012-01-19#resolution_2
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