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Re: PROV-ISSUE-203: Proposal to amend definition and usage of Plan in PROV-DM [prov-dm]

From: Stephan Zednik <zednis@rpi.edu>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 16:44:27 -0700
Cc: public-prov-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <5C50E6DD-F682-4874-906E-E8B1FA4331B0@rpi.edu>
To: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>

On Dec 15, 2011, at 3:21 PM, Luc Moreau wrote:

>> PROPOSAL 2: Amend plan link record such that it is not a specialization of an activity association record.
>> Comment: I do not think we should define all plans as agents.  By our existing definition a plan is a "set of actions or steps ... to achieve some goal."  It is a description (usually in the form of a document) of the action or actions an agent should take to achieve a desired goal.
> If the intent is to allow plans to be entities and not agents, it is not the only approach.
> I would like to suggest that:
> 1. Constraint http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/raw-file/default/model/ProvenanceModel.html#association-Agent
>   should not hold, since the notion of just being associated with an activity does not imply agency.
> 2. Define agency independently from wasAssociatedWith.
> If we do this, then I think we can keep hadPlan as a specialization of wasAssociatedWith.
> My rationale is to try and minimize the number of distinct concepts/relations in the model.


I definitely do not think association it should infer agency.


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