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Re: PROV-ISSUE-49 (Participation): Suggested definition for Participation [Conceptual Model]

From: Stephan Zednik <zednis@rpi.edu>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 20:19:55 -0600
Message-ID: <4E2F75CB.5060409@rpi.edu>
To: public-prov-wg@w3.org
I would argue against Participation as a parent property of 
isGeneratedBy.  I do not think that being the result of a process 
execution entails participation.  Does a cake participate in getting 
baked?  Does 'book now owned by person b' participate in getting sold 
from person A to person B?

For that matter, I am not sure I am happy with Participation as a parent 
property of isUsedBy.  When I think of participation I think of agents.  
Agents participate, non-agents get used.  If a thing with no agency is 
acted upon in a process execution, is it participating?

I would agree that Participation is a parent property to 
isControlledBy.  It would seem logical to argue that an agent that 
controls a process execution, participates in the process execution.


On 7/26/2011 7:29 PM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
> PROV-ISSUE-49 (Participation): Suggested definition for Participation [Conceptual Model]
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/49
> Raised by: Satya Sahoo
> On product: Conceptual Model
> Participation is a property linking BOB with Process execution,where BOB isUsedBy or isGeneratedBy or plays some other role in a Process execution.
> This definition makes participation a parent property of both isUsedBy and isGeneratedBy properties. Also, this helps cover scenarios where BOB helps in execution of a process but is not consumed by or generated by process execution (it can be re-used in another process execution)
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