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

From: Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 11:53:34 -0400
Cc: Paul Groth <p.t.groth@vu.nl>, Provenance Working Group <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <25269769-0ECF-46E9-8B14-236AA4503139@rpi.edu>
To: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>

On May 23, 2012, at 10:46 AM, Luc Moreau wrote:

> Paul
> 
> That's not the way it works currently.
> 
> You have to write entity(ex:pl,[prov:type='proc:Plan'])
> 
> The rationale is that in PRoV, plans carry no special semantics beyond being entities. There are no constraints for plans, for instance.
> 

+1

I think this helps reinforce the distinction of being "beyond the scope of the recommendation".

-Tim

> 
> Professor Luc Moreau
> Electronics and Computer Science
> University of Southampton 
> Southampton SO17 1BJ
> United Kingdom
> 
> On 23 May 2012, at 15:11, "Paul Groth" <p.t.groth@vu.nl> wrote:
> 
>> Hi Luc,
>> 
>> Shouldn't they all have each?
>> 
>> I mean can we not write plan(blah;...) in prov-n?
>> 
>> cheers
>> Paul
>> 
>> On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 1:49 PM, Provenance Working Group Issue
>> Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org> 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
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -- 
>> --
>> Dr. Paul Groth (p.t.groth@vu.nl)
>> http://www.few.vu.nl/~pgroth/
>> Assistant Professor
>> Knowledge Representation & Reasoning Group
>> Artificial Intelligence Section
>> Department of Computer Science
>> VU University Amsterdam
> 
> 
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