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From: Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu>
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2012 15:01:00 -0500
Cc: public-prov-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <90A01577-7D46-48F7-A77D-EA9C16F9BC87@rpi.edu>
To: "Ralph TQ [Gmail]" <rhodgson@topquadrant.com>

Thanks for your comment regarding the confusion between wasInfluencedBy and wasInformedBy.

As you point out in your email and in your diagram, wasInformedBy is a restricted sub property of wasInfluencedBy.

Could you elaborate on what can be "easily confused"?

You mention that you notice the confusion when extending PROV-O with your ontology. Could you provide an example that helps highlight the confusion?

Finally, do you have any suggestions for what the working group can do to clarify the distinction between the two properties?

Thanks for your help. We're happy to make changes to the documents, we just need to know a bit more about what we need to address.


p.s. We've assigned your comment to the issue https://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/592

On Nov 2, 2012, at 1:03 PM, Ralph TQ [Gmail] <rhodgson@topquadrant.com> wrote:

> PROVO-O properties prov:wasInfluencedBy and prov:wasInformedBy are easily confused. We notice this when we are describing what has 'informed' what in descriptions and other assertions in QUDT. 
> The diagram below, from TopBraid, shows the schema associated with these properties.  prov:wasInformedBy has a restricted domain and range over its super-property prov:wasInfluencedBy. Perhaps the rationale for this is somewhere in the working group postings?
> <Screen Shot 2012-11-02 at 9.59.31 AM.png>
> Ralph Hodgson, @ralphtq
> CTO, TopQuadrant, @TopQuadrant
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