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

From: Paolo Missier <Paolo.Missier@ncl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2011 18:03:43 +0100
Message-ID: <4EB80F6F.8060202@ncl.ac.uk>
To: public-prov-wg@w3.org
+1 for plan.

a workflow script is a plan, as other suggested.
The workflow engine would be an agent.

-Paolo


On 11/7/11 5:01 PM, Luc Moreau wrote:
> 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 email
> 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?
>
> Thanks,
> Luc
>
> 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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