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PROV-ISSUE-204 (end-of-entity): What marks the end of an entity? [prov-dm]

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Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 21:51:10 +0000
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PROV-ISSUE-204 (end-of-entity): What marks the end of an entity? [prov-dm]


Raised by: Luc Moreau
On product: prov-dm

An entity record is a representation of an entity. An entity has a characterization interval, for which entity attributes have been given values.

The beginning of the characterization interval is given by the generation record for this entity.

But how is  the end defined?

I suppose that we may want to support various use cases, including:

- a file is deleted.  Is the delete operation a form of usage that is destructive?

- a file is overwritten by a new version

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