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PROV-ISSUE-449: Better definition of prov:value [prov-dm]

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Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2012 21:39:31 +0000
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PROV-ISSUE-449: Better definition of prov:value [prov-dm]


Raised by: Timothy Lebo
On product: prov-dm

Although we know that prov:value is very useful,


does not provide a satisfactory definition.

We are copying rdf:value: http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-schema/#ch_value which provides an equally unsatisfying definition: 

rdf:value is an instance of rdf:Property that may be used in describing structured values.

rdf:value has no meaning on its own. It is provided as a piece of vocabulary that may be used in idioms such as illustrated in example 16 of the RDF primer [RDF-PRIMER]. Despite the lack of formal specification of the meaning of this property, there is value in defining it to encourage the use of a common idiom in examples of this kind.

Can we do better?

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