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Re: delegation definition

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 09:59:55 +0100
Message-ID: <EMEW3|dcf8455e0b475196182376e56e4f4dabo4YA0108L.Moreau|ecs.soton.ac.uk|4FC5E18B.60405@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
To: Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu>
CC: Daniel Garijo <dgarijo@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es>, Tom De Nies <tom.denies@ugent.be>, Provenance Working Group <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Hi Tim,

On 05/25/2012 12:12 PM, Timothy Lebo wrote:
> 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.
>

Updated accordingly. It's nicer.

Luc
>
>>> /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 <mailto: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
>>     <mailto: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 <mailto:p.t.groth@vu.nl>>
>>
>>             another +1
>>
>>             On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 2:26 AM, Eric <ericphb@gmail.com
>>             <mailto:ericphb@gmail.com>> wrote:
>>             > +1
>>             >
>>             > Sent from my Samsung smartphone on AT&T
>>             >
>>             > Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk
>>             <mailto: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 <mailto:p.t.groth@vu.nl>)
>>             http://www.few.vu.nl/~pgroth/
>>             <http://www.few.vu.nl/%7Epgroth/>
>>             Assistant Professor
>>             Knowledge Representation & Reasoning Group
>>             Artificial Intelligence Section
>>             Department of Computer Science
>>             VU University Amsterdam
>>
>>
>>
>>
>

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