Re: PROV-ISSUE-1 (define-resource): Definition for concept 'Resource' [Provenance Terminology]

On May 25, 2011, at 4:58 AM, Graham Klyne wrote:

> Stephan Zednik wrote:
>>> Personally, I think the term "resource" has a particular meaning within the Web Architecture (as graham put up on the wiki) and it would be nice to use that term with the same meaning.
>>> Maybe we need another concept of something that is more general than a resource?
>> What about 'Entity'?  I agree with the idea that we may want to separate the web concept of resource from the provenance model concept of any thing which can have provenance.
> That term has a more specific meaning in the context of HTTP:
> #g
> --


I prefer the following definition from the New Oxford American Dictionary:

entity |ˈentitē|
noun ( pl. -ties)
a thing with distinct and independent existence : church and empire werefused in a single entity.
• existence; being : entity and nonentity.

I think it would very much be a mistake to use any terminology in the context of HTTP in our conceptual model of provenance.


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