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Re: PROV-ISSUE-497: prov-dm: Data Model Figure 1 [prov-dm]

From: Graham Klyne <graham.klyne@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:21:15 +0100
Message-ID: <50646EEB.3010001@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
To: public-prov-wg@w3.org
I think it's unfortunate that we have ended up with two distinct names for so 
many of the concepts (e.g. Generation / wasGeneratedBy).  That alone creates 
mental clutter for a reader.

If we are to have this multiplicity of names, then I think it's not unreasonable 
to put them in the diagram - I'd probably parenthesize the concept (e.g. 
"WasGeneratedBy (Generation)").

[later] OTOH, I also like Paul's point about keeping the diagram super-simple. 
Count me conflicted.

#g
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On 25/09/2012 15:04, Luc Moreau wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> I am seeking the group's view on this issue.
>
> Figure 1 http://www.w3.org/TR/prov-dm/#prov-core-structures uses labels
> "WasGeneratedBy, ...
> for edges (corresponding to prov:wasGeneratedBy in prov-o or wasGeneratedBy in
> prov-n).
>
> Table 2 http://www.w3.org/TR/prov-dm/#overview-types-and-relations maps concepts
> Generation, ...
> to names.
>
> The reviewer suggest that concepts names are put next to relation names in
> Figure 1.
>
> I fear this may clutter the diagram. However, if the group is happy with this, I
> will implement it.
>
> Can you express your views?
>
> Regards,
> Luc
>
> On 10/09/2012 09:30, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
>> PROV-ISSUE-497: prov-dm: Data Model Figure 1 [prov-dm]
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/497
>>
>> Raised by: Luc Moreau
>> On product: prov-dm
>>
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/LC_Feedback#Data_Model_Figure_1
>>
>> ISSUE-463
>>
>> Since the following sections are organized by "PROV concept" (e.g.,
>> Generation), it would help the reader if those terms were included in the
>> relationship labels along with the names (e.g., wasGeneratedBy).
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
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