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Re: PROV-ISSUE-206 (agent-asserted-not-inferred): agents should not be inferred, and wasAssociatedWith should also work with entities [prov-dm]

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:17:51 +0000
Message-ID: <EMEW3|fa833cb6a0998382a65e845823fbd206o2MDHs08L.Moreau|ecs.soton.ac.uk|4F6C77FF.3060300@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
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Hi all,

Given the resolution on the 2012-03-15 [1], changes have been 
incorporated and
we are closing this issue pending review.

Regards,
Luc

[1] http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/meeting/2012-03-15#resolution_3

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
>
> Raised by: Luc Moreau
> On product: prov-dm
>
>
>
> Inference
> 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,
> 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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