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Re: PROV-ISSUE-47 (third-party-provenance): How to obtain provenance from a third party known by the user [Accessing and Querying Provenance]

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 14:32:39 +0100
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Hi Graham,

As for ISSUE-46, where do I find the information identifier, when I 
consider the case
of an html file on a disk?

I think there is a range of ways of "identifying documents", sometimes 
The specification should identify the rules that prevail to determine
the document exact identity.

I can see all the following identifiers having some value:

-a document-identifier embedded in the html file (useful for html file 
on disk)
-a document-identifier in the http header (would identify the actual bob 
-the url used to retrieve the document (useful for cool urls)


On 07/28/2011 01:40 PM, Graham Klyne wrote:
> I believe this is addressed by section 3.4 
> (http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/raw-file/tip/paq/provenance-access.html#third-party-services), 
> which addresses precisely the use-case described by this issue.
> Specifically, if I have the URI of a third party provenance service, 
> and a URI or identifying information about the target resource, a 
> SPARQL query can be constructed to locate the required provenance URI 
> and/or data from that third party.  I think availability of such 
> information is pretty much a prerequisite for creating any kind of 
> third party provenance service - I can't see how it might work without 
> that.
> I think this may have more to do with discussion around ISSUE 46 
> (http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/46) - the extent to which 
> the provenance information itself identifies the entity whose 
> provenance it describes.
> #g
> -- 
> Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
>> PROV-ISSUE-47 (third-party-provenance): How to obtain provenance from 
>> a third party known by the user [Accessing and Querying Provenance]
>> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/47
>> Raised by: Luc Moreau
>> On product: Accessing and Querying Provenance
>> I don't understand how the proposal allows us to address 
>> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/ProvenanceAccessScenario.
>> Specifically, I consider the case where the user wants to access 
>> provenance from a third-party they know (e.g. a favorite consumer 
>> group).
>> Using section 3, I can obtain one or more provenance-uris, which are 
>> known from the responding server or the document creator.
>> If my third-party is not known by the responding server or document 
>> creator, I have no mechanism to obtain a provenance-uri since I don't 
>> have have an identifier for the document I currently hold.
>> A solution could be: we need a BOB-identifier to be passed around (as 
>> suggested in ISSUE-46) and a mechanism that resolves a BOB-identifier 
>> to provenance-uri.

Professor Luc Moreau
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