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Re: PROV-ISSUE-366: Approving agent in a qualified wasRevisionOf [Ontology]

From: Stephan Zednik <zednis@rpi.edu>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 09:52:45 -0600
Cc: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>, Provenance Working Group <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <50167B74-1604-4788-AC8B-1374462F851E@rpi.edu>
To: Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu>
Is this issue ready to be closed?

--Stephan

On Apr 27, 2012, at 9:36 AM, Timothy Lebo wrote:

> Stian,
> 
> Did you change the ontology?
> If so, follow our agreed conventions:
> 
> [owl changed] in an email subject
> include link to the hg commit
> reference the ISSUE (or, just reply to the issue thread)
> 
> Thanks
> -Tim
> 
> 
> On Apr 27, 2012, at 11:04 AM, Stian Soiland-Reyes wrote:
> 
>> I've added prov:wasApprovedBy with domain prov:Revision and range
>> prov:Agent and suggest closing this issue.
>> 
>> I'm modifying prov:Revision example.
>> 
>> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 00:14, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker
>> <sysbot+tracker@w3.org> wrote:
>>> PROV-ISSUE-366: Approving agent in a qualified wasRevisionOf [Ontology]
>>> 
>>> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/366
>>> 
>>> Raised by: Stephan Zednik
>>> On product: Ontology
>>> 
>>> PROV-DM says an agent may be referenced in a Revision Record as the agent that approves that the former is a due variant of the later.
>>> 
>>> http://www.w3.org/TR/prov-dm/#record-Revision
>>> 
>>> 6.3 Revision Record
>>> 
>>> A revision record is a representation of the creation of an entity considered to be a variant of another. Deciding whether something is made available as a revision of something else usually involves an agent who represents someone in the world who takes responsibility for approving that the former is a due variant of the latter.
>>> 
>>> A revision record, written wasRevisionOf(e2,e1,ag,attrs) in PROV-ASN, contains:
>>> 
>>> newer: an identifier e2 identifying an entity that represents a newer version of an entity;
>>> older: an identifier e1 identifying an entity that represents an older version of an entity;
>>> responsibility: an optional identifier ag for the agent who approved that e2 is a variant of e1;
>>> attributes: an optional set attrs of attribute-value pairs to further describe this record.
>>> 
>>> Since prov:agent is a specialization of prov:involvee and is meant to represent the 'rdf:object' of the unqualified relation, I don't think prov:agent works as the relation to represent the approving agent.
>>> 
>>> I think we need a new specialization of prov:involved to represent the approving agent of the derivation, perhaps prov:wasApprovedBy.
>>> 
>>> Or, we can take this back to PROV-DM to get clarification on the intent for having an approving agent of a derivation relationship.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -- 
>> Stian Soiland-Reyes, myGrid team
>> School of Computer Science
>> The University of Manchester
>> 
>> 
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