Re: PROV-ISSUE-2: proposal to vote on - process execution in the past

+1 except for the caveat made in the last teleconference, e.g. I might
be modelling what I expect the provenance of something to be in 10
years time, in which case the execution is in the past of an imagined
future, not in the past from now.

So I would qualify the definition to something like:
  "the start of a process execution is always in the past, from the
position of any assertion made about it."


On 14 June 2011 11:48, Paul Groth <> wrote:
> Hi All:
> In trying to move towards a definition of process execution, it would be
> good to get the groups consensus on the notion of process execution
> being in the past. Namely, the following is proposed from the last telecon:
> "A process execution has either completed (occurred in the past) or is
> occurring in present (partially complete). In other words, the start of
> a process execution is always in the past."
> Can you express by +1/-1/0 your support for this proposal via a response
> to this email message?
> The due date for responses is this Thursday before the telecon.
> Thanks,
> Paul
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