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Re: PROV-ISSUE-223 (definition-of-entity): What is the definition of entity [prov-dm]

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 14:24:40 +0100
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Hi all,

I am proposing to close this issue, following the recent vote on 
specialization/alternate/entity.
Changes have already been incorporated in the editor's draft.

Regards,
Luc

On 01/19/2012 09:15 AM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
> PROV-ISSUE-223 (definition-of-entity): What is the definition of entity [prov-dm]
>
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/223
>
> Raised by: Luc Moreau
> On product: prov-dm
>
> The prov-dm documents has some form of definition for entity [1] and entity record [2] (likewise, activity [5] and activity record [6]).
>
> Recent discussions indicate that the definitions are not rigorous enough, and subject to too much interpretation.
>
> Indications that an entity can potentially characterize multiple things [3], or that an entity is a class definition [4] are examples of the breadth of interpretation.
>
> The WG should aim to refine these definitions.
>
> [1]http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/raw-file/default/model/ProvenanceModel.html#concept-entity
> [2] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/raw-file/default/model/ProvenanceModel.html#record-Entity
> [3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-prov-wg/2012Jan/0213.html
> [4]http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-prov-wg/2012Jan/0219.html
> [5]http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/raw-file/default/model/ProvenanceModel.html#concept-activity
> [6]http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/raw-file/default/model/ProvenanceModel.html#record-Activity
>
>
>
>    

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