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Re: flagship use cases proposal

From: Paul Groth <pgroth@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 22:47:47 +0000
Message-ID: <4B845B13.6090202@gmail.com>
To: James Cheney <jcheney@inf.ed.ac.uk>
CC: Yolanda Gil <gil@ISI.EDU>, "<public-xg-prov@w3.org>" <public-xg-prov@w3.org>
Hi James and All,

This sounds like a good idea. I will try and prepare my use case by the 
end of this week. I'll be taking the blogging use case.

Is anyone interested in writing a flag ship use case for the compliance 
with business contracts use case?


James Cheney wrote:
> OK.  How about if I take a shot at this and others (such as Jim) can 
> feel free to jump in or offer alternatives if I'm doing it wrong?
> Jim, one thing I like a lot about the public policy example is that 
> there are fairly clear guidelines already about what should happen in 
> the classical (non-'e') setting, which grounds and constrains what a 
> solution must do to be useful in the field.  Is there something 
> analogous in the bioinformatics settings you're familiar with (or is 
> this something whose absence we could highlight in the use case?)
> --James
> On Feb 19, 2010, at 6:49 PM, Jim McCusker wrote:
>> >From a personal interest, I would vote for bioinformatics. I have 
>> been pushing adoption of a generalized provenance model for 
>> interchange in NCI's caBIG, and the use case below is core to 
>> research in that domain.
>> Jim 
> On Feb 19, 2010, at 6:36 PM, Paul Groth wrote:
>> Hi James,
>> So it involves essentially trying to make a larger use case that 
>> includes some aspects from other use cases so that it encompasses 
>> some more user requirements. I think it would be good to focus on a 
>> specific domain. We're trying to use this for explanation in the 
>> requirements report.
>> You don't need to volunteer if you don't have the bandwidth. I just 
>> think it's best if the person who takes on the the use case uses it 
>> in the domain they want.
>> Thanks,
>> Paul
>> James Cheney wrote:
>>> On Feb 19, 2010, at 5:24 PM, Paul Groth wrote:
>>>> Hi James and All,
>>>> It seems that we have agreement on a use case e.g. a scientist uses 
>>>> linked data, processes it with a scientific workflow + some manual 
>>>> and qualitative analysis makes it available.
>>>> The question seems which domain: eGovernment Public Policy or 
>>>> bioinformatics. There are benefits to both.
>>>> * eGovernment has the whole push with Data.gov.uk and open 
>>>> government data, which has been really a hit with the community as 
>>>> a whole. Non-scientists can also usually understand policy type use 
>>>> cases.
>>>> * for bioinformatics it would cement our ties with the HCLS working 
>>>> group. I know there are strong demands for provenance and several 
>>>> iniatives their trying to capture provenance type information. Also 
>>>> workflows and linked data have fairly strong user communities in 
>>>> the domain.
>>>> I think the best way to solve this is who takes initiative :-)
>>>> So is there anyone who would like to write up this use case (use 
>>>> case #2)? 
>>> What is involved?  I suppose that by speaking up I've volunteered, 
>>> but that's all right.
>>> I'm somewhat familiar with both domains (there are several 
>>> bioinformatics database curators in Edinburgh we've interacted 
>>> with).  I can imagine that further in the future, the already blurry 
>>> line between public policy studies and eHealth might be even blurrier.
>>> Is there a reason not to do both?  either
>>> - add an eHealth/bioinformatics use case focusing on linked data
>>> - or describing the eGov & eHealth aspects as instances of a generic 
>>> scenario ?  Or would that make it too unfocused?
>>> --James 
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