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Re: PROV-ISSUE-383 (how-to-handle-subtypes): How to handle subtypes in PROV-DM [prov-dm]

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 13:59:46 +0100
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For revision, hadOriginalSource, and wasQuotedFrom (
http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-prov-dm-20120503/#term-Revision)

I feel that we shouldn't introduce a special syntax in PROV-N, but we should
just introduce types: prov:Revision, etc.

This would be inline with the way all other subtypes are handled.

So, the question is: should they all appear in UML diagram and table 4?

Luc

On 05/23/2012 01:49 PM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
> PROV-ISSUE-383 (how-to-handle-subtypes): How to handle subtypes in PROV-DM [prov-dm]
>
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/383
>
> Raised by: Luc Moreau
> On product: prov-dm
>
>
> PROV-DM defines a variety of subtypes and handles them differently.
>
> Some have an explicit prov-n construct (I think for those, it's a legacy
> of the past, when signatures were not uniform).
>
> Some are explicitly represented in UML diagrams, some are not.
> Some are listed in table 4.
>
>                            PROV-N      in UML  in Table 4
>                           notation       diag
>
> wasRevisionOf              yes          yes      yes
>
> hadOriginalSource          yes          yes      yes
>
> wasQuotedFrom              yes          yes      yes
>
> prov:Plan                  no           yes       no
>
> prov:SoftwareAgent         no           no        no
>
> prov:Organization          no           no        no
>
> prov:Person                no           no        no
>
> prov:Bundle                no           yes       yes
>
> prov:Collection            no           yes       yes
>
> prov:Dictionary            no           yes       yes
>
> prov:EmptyDictionary       no           no        no
>
> Suggestions on how to handle them systematically are welcome!
>
> Luc
>
>
>
>    

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