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Re: PROV-ISSUE-184: Section 2.1.2 (PROV-DM version as on Nov 28th) [prov-dm]

From: Jim McCusker <mccusj@rpi.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:23:53 -0500
Message-ID: <CAAtgn=QaqKiv9C3e15LmYnTmxdZVtvM=7brVbbxDToKRXAJjnQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Paul Groth <p.t.groth@vu.nl>
Cc: "public-prov-wg@w3.org" <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Milestone (proposed by Jim Meyers in a separate thread) would work, I
think. It expresses the artifice that is inherent in the idea of an
instantaneous event and is unambiguously instantaneous. Anything more
general that satisfies these two requirements are fine with me as well.

Jim

On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 12:22 AM, Paul Groth <p.t.groth@vu.nl> wrote:

> Hi Jim
>
> Can you give an alternative proposal for the name for what is currently
> called event?
>
> Thanks
> Paul
>
>
> On Dec 9, 2011, at 0:52, Jim McCusker <mccusj@rpi.edu> wrote:
>
> I have some of the same concerns as Satya around the idea of
> wasGeneratedBy, used, et al. being described as instantaneous events.
>
>  1) The use of an entity and generation of an entity are not
> instantaneous things (although they can be recorded as such), but are
> things that occur through time.
>
>  2) Calling these things events results in the sort of confusion that we
> are seeing from Satya. The Activity is the event, and should therefore be
> called Event.
>
>  3) Relying on terminology from process algebra is fine for people who
> are familiar with it, but we want to provide that sort of theoretical
> foundation to those who are not familiar with those term uses, and would
> find the distinction between "event" and "activity" less then helpful.
>
>  Jim
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> Jim McCusker
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> Krauthammer Lab, Pathology Informatics
> Yale School of Medicine
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>
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> Tetherless World Constellation
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>
>


-- 
Jim McCusker
Programmer Analyst
Krauthammer Lab, Pathology Informatics
Yale School of Medicine
james.mccusker@yale.edu | (203) 785-6330
http://krauthammerlab.med.yale.edu

PhD Student
Tetherless World Constellation
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
mccusj@cs.rpi.edu
http://tw.rpi.edu
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