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

From: Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 09:51:29 -0400
Cc: public-prov-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <63F56E81-1008-4CA4-BB16-0A050B169E48@rpi.edu>
To: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>

On May 15, 2012, at 9:24 AM, Luc Moreau wrote:

> 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.
> 

+1


-Tim

> 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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