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Re: prov-dm expression: a proposal to vote on (deadline Wednesday midnight GMT)

From: Satya Sahoo <satya.sahoo@case.edu>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 11:45:40 -0400
Message-ID: <CAOMwk6zyMFTxgnTtmN6J6NkNHFngYR8vaE0wBL3h54Z0bH6vwQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: James Cheney <jcheney@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: Provenance Working Group WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Hi,
I like James suggestion for using "Statement" instead of either
"expression" or "record".

0 (in favor of "Entity statement", "xxx statement").

Best,
Satya

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 8:01 AM, James Cheney <jcheney@inf.ed.ac.uk> wrote:

> 0 - I think either "expression" or "record" is fine.  "Statement" would
> also be fine - in my view these are closer to declarative statements than
> "expressions" that you'd evaluate in a programming language.  "Record"
> might be confusing if the entities are also records, but this is true for
> "expression" and "statement" too.
>
> --James
>
>
> On 10/28/2011 03:17 PM, Luc Moreau wrote:
>
>
>
> Dear all,
>
> In the interest of simplification, we would like to make the following
> proposal about terminology in prov-dm.
>
> The context:
>
> Following this week's call, the prov-dm document will introduce
> concepts such as entity and activity in section 2, and define 'entity
> expression' and 'activity expression' in section 5.  In section 5 (see
> table of contents of [1]), all terms of the data model have been
> suffixed by the suffix 'expression', which allows us to distinguish
> terms of the data model (i.e. what we say in provenance records) from
> the things in the world.
>
>
> The problem:
>
> While this distinction is important, the choice of word is not ideal.
> The suffix 'expression' has a strong connotation of language, and the
> reader may
> think that we talk about expressions in the abstract syntax notation.
> It's not the case!  We really mean elements of the data model.
>
> Proposal:
> *Rename 'Entity Expression' into 'Entity Record'; similarly, rename 'XXX
> Expression' into 'XXX Record'.*
>
> Can you please express your support for this proposal by Wednesday
> midnight GMT, and we will confirm it at the next teleconference.
>
> Luc
>
> [1] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/raw-file/default/model/ProvenanceModel.html
>
>
>
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