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

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 16:40:45 +0100
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I am proposing to close this issue since, as the example [1]
on attribution of provenance shows, asserter can be expressed
by mean of wasAttributedTo.



On 01/16/2012 05:38 PM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
> PROV-ISSUE-217 (account-asserter): What is the asserter of an account? [prov-dm]
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/217
> Raised by: Luc Moreau
> On product: prov-dm
> The prov-dm document contains the following note, in the account section:
> Currently, the non-terminal asserter is defined as IRI and its interpretation is outside PROV-DM. We may want the asserter to be an agent instead, and therefore use PROV-DM to express the provenance of PROV-DM assertions. The editors seek inputs on how to resolve this issue.
> Tim, in his design of accounts, is running ahead, making assumptions about the asserter.
> So, are we supporting the following proposal:
> an Account asserter is an agent.
> Following this, a further question follows.
> 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?
> Or should they necessarily be occurring outside the account?
> Thanks,
> Luc

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