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Re: PROV-ISSUE-51 (asserter-def): Asserter needs to be defined with respect to a provenance container/account [Conceptual Model]

From: Paolo Missier <Paolo.Missier@ncl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 11:34:49 +0100
Message-ID: <4E313B49.7070306@ncl.ac.uk>
To: public-prov-wg@w3.org
See if I understand correctly:
   We had agreed, I think, that asserter is outside of the assertion language. But we also need to annotate assertions with 
attribution, i.e., by making the asserter explicit.
The provenance container is designed to allow this.
If this is the case, do we agree that the container belongs to a meta-model for provenance?
And furthermore, we seem to also say that the assertion language can be used to predicate on the meta-model (i.e., when you say that 
the container itself has provenance (is a Bob)), and thus to make assertions about assertions (for instance, to assert who is the 

is this accurate?


On 7/28/11 10:57 AM, Luc Moreau wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> To get the Paul rolling, I would like to put a proposal forward.
> It feels to me that we already have the concepts to define an asserter:
> agent and role.
> So, I am tempted to say we do not need to introduce a *new* concept, but
> instead we should
> explain how existing concepts can be exploited to characterize an asserter.
> Attached, you'll find the assertions from the example put in a container.
> The provenance of the container is embedded directly in the container
> itself.
> Obviously, we should also think about the PAQ document where we embed a
> reference to provenance;
> we may prefer this option.
> But the key thing is that the asserter is agent "Luc".
> Regards,
> Luc
> On 07/28/2011 10:11 AM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
>> PROV-ISSUE-51 (asserter-def): Asserter needs to be defined with respect to a provenance container/account [Conceptual Model]
>> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/51
>> Raised by: Paul Groth
>> On product: Conceptual Model
>> Asserter is a key part of the document. There are a number of places it's mentioned.
>> The definition of Provenance Container has the following note:
>> "It should be possible for asserters to annotate the container with a description of the justification for the assertions it contains, as well as additional meta-information, such as authorship of the assertions."
>> The View/Account mention has the following:
>> "an account is a set of assertions, forming a perspective on the world."
>> Asserter should be defined.
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