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Re: PROV-ISSUE-149 (revision-asserter): Why does revision record include an asserter? [Data Model]

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 13:08:35 +0000
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To: public-prov-wg@w3.org
Hi Simon,
We have made some changes on this section in the latest WD.
We are proposing to close,
Can you confirm it is fine?
Regards,
Luc

On 11/11/2011 12:01 PM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
> PROV-ISSUE-149 (revision-asserter): Why does revision record include an asserter? [Data Model]
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> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/149
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> Raised by: Simon Miles
> On product: Data Model
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> The Revision record contains its own asserter, but it is unclear why.
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> "Deciding whether something is made available as a revision of something else usually involves an agent who represents someone in the world who takes responsibility for declaring that the former is variant of the latter...
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> A revision record...
> may refer to a responsible agent with identifier ag."
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> The agent appears to be just the entity deciding whether to make the assertion or not (whether one entity is a revision of another). This is no different from any other assertion: it is always in some asserter's perspective that the assertion is true. We don't include the asserter explicitly in Used, Generated, Derived or other records, so why do we for Revision?
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