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Re: delegation definition

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 10:01:28 +0100
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Hi Khalid,

All relations association/attribution/delegation are "capturing a notion 
of responsibility" in PROV.
It's useful to make this explicit in the definition.

Luc

On 05/25/2012 05:41 PM, Khalid Belhajjame wrote:
>
> +1
>
> The definition is clear. However, I am wondering if we really need, 
> within the model, to specify who is responsible for the outcome of the 
> delegated work. In other words, wouldn't it be better to defined 
> delegation as:
>
> /"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/."
>
> Thanks, khalid
>
> On 24/05/2012 22:04, Luc Moreau 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
>>
>

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