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Re: Comment on http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/raw-file/tip/ontology/ProvenanceOntology.owl

From: Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 14:40:02 -0500
Cc: public-prov-comments@w3.org, W3C provenance WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <0EEAE211-1764-43FF-A376-A627AF028BC2@rpi.edu>
To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>

Thank you very much for taking the time to review PROV-O.
We made some changes in response to your feedback.

Could you look over our response and changes [1] and let us know if you are satisfied with our response?

As part of the W3C process, we need to receive your acknowledgment before we can continue with the Recommendation.
We are holding a face-to-face meeting on Friday morning to resolve external feedback, would you be able to let us know before then?

Thanks again for your consideration.

Tim Lebo

[1] http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/ResponsesToPublicComments#ISSUE-552_.28Influence_subclasses.29

Tracker, this is ISSUE-552

On Sep 13, 2012, at 6:28 AM, Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com> wrote:

> The definition of Quotation includes "Quotation is a particular case of derivation.". However Quotation is not a subclass of Derivation, which is what the english would imply. A better wording, assuming I understand the current english would be: "Quotation is a kind of derivation".
> On quick glance (I will try to submit a more detailed report) there are a number of cases where the subclass relation is not used in a way that seems consistent with the definition. For example:
> Influence: 
> Influence is the capacity an entity, activity, or agent to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of another by means of usage, start, end, generation, invalidation, communication, derivation, attribution, association, or delegation.
> Subclass, 
> Entity influence:
> EntityInfluence provides additional descriptions of an Entity's binary influence upon any other kind of resource. Instances of EntityInfluence use the prov:entity property to cite the influencing Entity.
> Subclass:
> Start:
> Start is when an activity is deemed to have started. The activity did not exist before its start. Any usage or generation involving an activity follows the activity's start. A start may refer to an entity, known as trigger, that set off the activity, or to an activity, known as starter, that generated the trigger.
> ---
> So an influence is a capacity, an entity influence is a provider (of descriptions) and a start is a "when" (a time). None of these are subclasses of the other in the general understanding of the english terms.
> -Alan
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