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Re: Primary Source again (Re: PROV-ISSUE-518: Data Model Section 5.2.4 ) [prov-dm]

From: Stephan Zednik <zednis@rpi.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 10:48:40 -0600
Cc: public-prov-wg@w3.org
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To: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
How is this?

A primary source relation represents a derivation from an entity that was produced by some agent with direct experience and knowledge about the entity's conceptual topic, at the time of the topic's study, without benefit of hindsight.

--Stephan

On Sep 25, 2012, at 3:41 AM, Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> How do we address this issue?
> The current definition is:
> A primary source ◊ for a topic refers to something produced by some agent with direct experience and knowledge about the topic, at the time of the topic's study, without benefit from hindsight.
> 
> I wonder whether the wording 'refers to' is suitable here. We don't mean 'is', but 'a derivation from'. Would this address the concern?
> 
> Luc 
> 
> 
> On 10/09/2012 09:46, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
>> 
>> PROV-ISSUE-518: Data Model Section 5.2.4   [prov-dm]
>> 
>> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/518
>> 
>> Raised by: Luc Moreau
>> On product: prov-dm
>> 
>> 
>> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/LC_Feedback#Data_Model_Section_5.2.4
>> 
>> ISSUE-463
>> 
>> The definition of a "primary source" implies that it is an entity when in fact the term qualifies the role that a given entity plays during the creation of a new entity, not the derivation itself. This might seem to be a minor point, but it is clearly different from both revision and quotation, both of which could be used when deriving a new entity from an entity used as a primary source.
>> 
>> It is also important to note that a given entity might be a primary source for one entity but not another ("primary source" is context-dependent).
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>   
> 
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