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Re: PROV-ISSUE-30 (name-for-bob): What name do we use for the BOB construct? [Conceptual Model]

From: Luc Moreau <l.moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 19:54:56 +0100
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Hi Khalid,

As far as I know, they are *not* interchangeable. One is the language 
construct, the other is "in the world".

cf. definition:

A BOB represents an identifiable characterized entity.

Should we go for "Characterized Entity", we need a typographic 
convention to distinguish between
the construct and the world-thing, otherwise, the reader will never know 
whether this is language construct
or not.


On 21/07/2011 19:45, Khalid Belhajjame wrote:
> In the Provenance Model initial draft, the terms "Bob" and 
> "characterized entity" are used interchangeably.
> Characterized entity seems then to be a candidate for replacing BOB.
> Thanks, khalid
> On 21/07/2011 19:30, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
>> PROV-ISSUE-30 (name-for-bob): What name do we use for the BOB construct? [Conceptual Model]
>> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/30
>> Raised by: Luc Moreau
>> On product: Conceptual Model
>> How do we call the construct referred to as BOB.  "BOB" was introduced as a placeholder at F2F1. Before F2F1, we use to refer to it as thing.
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