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Re: delegation definition

From: Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 07:12:09 -0400
Cc: Tom De Nies <tom.denies@ugent.be>, Provenance Working Group <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <DD63D118-11F8-4218-9E1D-30CD9C41DAFD@rpi.edu>
To: Daniel Garijo <dgarijo@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es>
Perhaps we should weaken the responsibility of the "delegating agent"?


>> /Delegation is the assignment of authority to an agent (by itself or by
>> another agent) to carry out a specific activity as a delegate or
>> representative, while the agent that it represents remains responsible
>> for the outcome of the delegated work.

I'd like to propose replacing  "remains responsible" to "retains some responsibility", in line with the "weak" or "arbitrary" responsibility that Agents have in Association and Attribution.


>> /Delegation is the assignment of authority to an agent (by itself or by
>> another agent) to carry out a specific activity as a delegate or
>> representative, while the agent that it represents retains some responsibility
>> for the outcome of the delegated work.

Thanks!
Tim


On May 25, 2012, at 4:28 AM, Daniel Garijo wrote:

> +1
> 
> 2012/5/25 Tom De Nies <tom.denies@ugent.be>
> This definition is phrased very clear and complete I think, so +1 as well :)
> 
> Tom
> (sorry for the double mail Paul, accidentally sent the response to you instead of the mailing list)
> 
> 
> 
> 2012/5/25 Tom De Nies <tom.denies@ugent.be>
> This definition is phrased very clear and complete I think, so +1 as well :)
> 
> 
> 2012/5/25 Paul Groth <p.t.groth@vu.nl>
> another +1
> 
> On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 2:26 AM, Eric <ericphb@gmail.com> wrote:
> > +1
> >
> > Sent from my Samsung smartphone on AT&T
> >
> > Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>All,
> >>Today, we decided to replace the term Responsibility by Delegation.
> >>Inspired by suggestions from Tim and Stephan, I drafted a definition:
> >>
> >>/Delegation is the assignment of authority to an agent (by itself or by
> >>another agent) to carry out a specific activity as a delegate or
> >>representative, while the agent that it represents remains responsible
> >>for the outcome of the delegated work.
> >>/
> >>Thoughts?
> >>
> >>Cheers,
> >>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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