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Re: delegation definition

From: Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 09:08:01 -0400
Cc: "Miles, Simon" <simon.miles@kcl.ac.uk>, Provenance Working Group <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <2DB47AA2-AC3A-4698-810E-54A419636EE2@rpi.edu>
To: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>

On May 30, 2012, at 5:10 AM, Luc Moreau wrote:

> Hi Simon,
> I like your point about 'represents'. Your suggestion of using 'acts on behalf' is nice because it
> introduces the name of the relation we use in serializations.
> The reason for 'by itself or by another agent' comes from a comment from Tim on IRC last week,
> saying that we wanted to be able to support  volunteering of an agent to act as a representative
> for another agent.
> Here is a revised definition.
> Delegation is the assignment of authority and responsibility to an agent (by itself or by another agent) to carry out a specific activity as a delegate or representative, while the agent it acts on behalf retains some responsibility for the outcome of the delegated work.

Looks great, modulo a grammar and flow check ("acts on behalf retains ") that I'm not sure how to fix.

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