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RE: proposed responses to public comments (deadline: Wednesday 10/10)

From: Miles, Simon <simon.miles@kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:14:56 +0100
To: Provenance Working Group <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
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Hi Luc,

Yes, sounds better thanks.

Simon

Dr Simon Miles
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From: Luc Moreau [l.moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk]
Sent: 11 October 2012 13:18
To: public-prov-wg@w3.org
Subject: Re: proposed responses to public comments (deadline: Wednesday 10/10)

Hi Simon,

I changed the response to ISSUE-520 as follows.Thoughts?



 *
The reason why an instance of prov:Agent is allowed to be also a prov:Entity is because we may want to talk about its provenance, how it was generated or derived, etc.
 *   Given this:
    *   it is not appropriate to make Person/SoftwareAgent/Organization subtypes of Entity in PROV, since entities by default do not bear responsibility in the PROV model. It is the notion of prov:Agent that carries responsibility, in PROV
    *   it is possible to define an instance as both a prov:Person and a prov:Entity, when we want to express it is responsible for something, and we want to express its provenance.

Luc


On 10/09/2012 04:12 PM, Miles, Simon wrote:

ISSUE-520:
I don't disagree with the response, but I think there's something missing. The response really argues why a Person etc. shouldn't *only* be an Entity, not why it should be an Agent but *not* an Entity. PROV-DM allows for things to be both an Entity and an Agent, and it isn't clear from the response why this does not apply automatically to things of type Person.



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