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Re: PROV-ISSUE-212 (three-vs-two-levels): Shold we distinguish between things, entities and entity records in the semantics or just have entities and entity records [Formal Semantics]

From: James Cheney <jcheney@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 18:50:27 +0100
Message-Id: <53EDC663-8C83-4BB2-918B-22296AAA9E5C@inf.ed.ac.uk>
To: Provenance Working Group WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
This issue appears to be resolved, or at least has not led to any discussion since January, so is closed now.

--James

On Jan 12, 2012, at 6:09 PM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:

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> PROV-ISSUE-212 (three-vs-two-levels): Shold we distinguish between things, entities and entity records in the semantics or just have entities and entity records [Formal Semantics]
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/212
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> Raised by: James Cheney
> On product: Formal Semantics
> 
> Quoting from Luc's email that raised this issue:
> 
>> PROV-DM identifies three levels
>>  1. things in the world
>>  2. entities, which are characterized things
>>  3. entity records, which are the records we create as part of a provenance record
>> 
>> It seems that things are not mentioned in your document. I believe they are
>> important to define specialization/alternates
> 
> 
> A number of opinions about this were expressed today.  I'm fairly agnostic - I think the formal semantics can accommodate either three levels (1/2/3) or two (conflating 1 and 2/3).
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> Discuss.
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> 
> 
> 


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