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Re: PROV-ISSUE-147 (Replace recipe): Change the name if "Recipe" [Data Model]

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2011 16:01:33 +0000
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Hi Jim and Satya,

I welcome any proposal that clarifies this concept that I don't understand.
Plan is already a great improvement.

However, take an activity run by my email client. I would argue that my 
client executable is a specification of an activity and is also a plan.
In this specific case, what's the difference between a Plan and a 
(Software) Agent?

The same question also applies to a workflow script, controlling an 
activity.  Is it an agent
or a plan?


On 11/07/2011 03:28 PM, Satya Sahoo wrote:
> +1 for replacing Recipe.
> Plan is a nice alternative - should we make it Activity/Process Plan 
> (corresponds to the Activity/Process Execution)?
> Best,
> Satya
> On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 10:16 AM, Provenance Working Group Issue 
> Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org <mailto:sysbot%2Btracker@w3.org>> wrote:
>     PROV-ISSUE-147 (Replace recipe): Change the name if "Recipe" [Data
>     Model]
>     http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/147
>     Raised by: James McCusker
>     On product: Data Model
>     We chose Recipe to be explicitly clear about the use of a method
>     or plan to guide a ProcessExecution. We should find a broader term
>     that isn't as tied to the cake example. This is what I recommend.
>     We start with the term "Recipe" and replace it with ever more
>     general terms that are unambiguous. We then accept the broadest
>     possible term that cannot be confused with an occurrent.
>     My first cut is "Plan". It's short, simple, and unambiguous. I
>     think it's sufficiently general to cover the definition of
>     "Recipe" without being confused with "Process".

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