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Re: Definition of role

From: Graham Klyne <graham.klyne@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 17:32:48 +0100
Message-ID: <4FC79D30.70101@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
To: public-prov-wg@w3.org
On 31/05/2012 17:17, Miles, Simon wrote:
> Hello Graham,
>
>> From today's discussion, that's what I thought you meant, but why isn't that just subtyping of relations, which I believe we already allow?

I feel I'm missing something here ... I thought they (roles) were *the* 
mechanism for subtyping relations (in DM).

So, yes, it is subtyping of relations.

#g
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> thanks,
> Simon
>
> Dr Simon Miles
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> ________________________________________
> From: Graham Klyne [graham.klyne@zoo.ox.ac.uk]
> Sent: 31 May 2012 17:11
> To: W3C provenance WG
> Subject: Definition of role
>
> Following today's teleconference, this came to me:
>
> [[
> A role is a restriction on a relationship between entities, agents and/or
> activities, which qualifies the nature of the relationship.
> ]]
>
> I think that says what's needed.  But it does need supporting by some examples.
>
> #g
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