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Re: PROV-ISSUE-132 (YolandaGil): Improve the examples to make them more intuitive and of broader appeal in Provenance Data Model (PROV-DM) Draft [Data Model]

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2012 16:58:08 +0000
Message-ID: <EMEW3|16b30af27137d94fc9a3f4a62ede1515o28GwD08L.Moreau|ecs.soton.ac.uk|4F5A36A0.9080704@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
To: Yolanda Gil <gil@ISI.EDU>
CC: public-prov-wg@w3.org
Hi Yolanda,

Following the release of WD4.internal, I believe this issue is now 
addressed.
See 
http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/raw-file/default/model/releases/WD-prov-dm-20120309/prov-dm.html#prov-dm-example

I propose to close the issue now.
Let us know what you think.
Regards,
Luc

On 10/20/2011 07:45 PM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
> PROV-ISSUE-132 (YolandaGil): Improve the examples to make them more intuitive and of broader appeal in Provenance Data Model (PROV-DM) Draft [Data Model]
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> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/132
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> Raised by: Yolanda Gil
> On product: Data Model
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> It seems to me we are using non-intuitive or incomplete notions in the examples, which will make our documents that much harder to be understood and therefore the standard adopted.  I would suggest to use one or two scenarios of broad interest, for example publishing a web page that has diverse and rich content, or an example with linked data.
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> For instance, in Section 4.2: It says "A file is read by a process execution".  The fact that a file being read is a ProcessExecution seems to me to be a very contrived example (I don't think we've ever discussed a provenance scenario where file reading was considered, because there are other more pressing processes to represent).
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> Another case: if evt1, evt2, etc are timestamps, why not label them t1, t2, etc so they don't have a label that makes them look like events?
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> Another case: Somewhere it mentions "spellchecked" as an attribute, if so we should really show how the spellchecker program plays a role in the provenance record so this attribute becomes so.
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> Another case: all the examples of agents are people, but agents can be other things (eg the Royal Society that is used in another section).
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