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

From: Ryan Golden <ryan.golden@oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2011 10:55:28 -0500
Message-ID: <4EB167F0.8050106@oracle.com>
To: public-prov-wg@w3.org
+1 for "record."  No perfect answer here... just need something that 
works.  James/Satya's "statement" suggestion seems to me suffer to have 
connotations similar to "expression."
--Ryan

On 11/2/2011 6:53 AM, Luc Moreau wrote:
> Dear all,
> kind reminder ...
> Luc
>
> 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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