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Re: Contributions and Supersedes

From: Jim McCusker <mccusj@rpi.edu>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:18:06 -0500
Message-ID: <CAAtgn=SqaakiVrb1XNQsY=pemzJwRvM4MpnCZKsD4hOZ2xr8Wg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Garijo <dgarijo@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es>
Cc: Paul Groth <p.t.groth@vu.nl>, public-prov-wg@w3.org
We could mark them as "secondary" relations that can be expressed using
inverse properties. This interferes with qualified
events/milestones/actions, though, when expressing this in PROV-O...

Jim

On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 3:02 PM, Daniel Garijo <
dgarijo@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es> wrote:

> Hi Paul,
> I think that all of us got the mail. At least I did :)
> It is curious, because we had some discussions about the prov:generated in
> the prov-o group.
> We didn't include it in the ontology because it allowed activities
> "pointing to the future", and some
> people disagreed with that.
>
> Best,
> Daniel
>
>
> 2011/12/14 Paul Groth <p.t.groth@vu.nl>
>
>> Do we all get these comments? Or just the chairs?
>>
>> Interesting comments by the way..,
>>
>> Paul
>>
>>
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>
>> *Resent-From:* <p.t.groth@vu.nl>
>> *From:* James Leigh <james@3roundstones.com>
>> *Date:* December 14, 2011 19:33:01 GMT+01:00
>> *To:* "public-prov-comments@w3.org" <public-prov-comments@w3.org>
>> *Subject:* *Contributions and Supersedes*
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I am the author of the AliBaba auditing ontology[1] and I would like to
>> seem more relationships from Activities defined in the POV ontology.
>>
>>
>> prov:generated rdfs:domain prov:Activity; rdfs:range prov:Entity.
>>
>> An inverse of prov:wasGeneratedBy would be very useful in cases when the
>> activity itself has a stronger identity than the entity created. Such a
>> case would be when the entity produced is not identified by a URI.
>> Perhaps the entity produced is a triple or a set of triples (g-snap)
>> without an explicit identifier. Such a relationship would also allow
>> someone using Linked Data to follow their nose between activities and
>> the entities their produced.
>>
>>
>> prov:contributedTo rdfs:domain prov:Activity; rdfs:range prov:Entity.
>>
>> In some cases it may not be possible (or desirable) to uniquely identify
>> every entity revision. Instead a single entity may actually have been
>> generated, in part, by multiple activities over time. In this case it
>> may be desirable to have a relationships that is weaker than
>> prov:generated and allows multiple contributions.
>>
>>
>> prov:supersedes rdfs:domain prov:Activity; rdfs:range prov:Activity.
>>
>> The prov:wasDerivedFrom is useful to link new versions of an entity to
>> its predecessor, however, it would be equally useful to link their
>> activities together as well. A sub property of prov:wasInformedBy that
>> implies this activity makes an entity, generated from this another
>> activity, obsolete.
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>> James
>>
>> [1]
>> http://www.openrdf.org/doc/alibaba/2.0-beta14/owldocs/auditing-ontology.html
>>
>>
>>
>


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