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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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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?

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]
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/149
> Raised by: Simon Miles
> On product: Data Model
> The Revision record contains its own asserter, but it is unclear why.
> "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...
> A revision record...
> may refer to a responsible agent with identifier ag."
> 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?

Professor Luc Moreau
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