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Re: Comments on the prov-dm document

From: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 15:51:16 +0100
Message-ID: <CAPRnXt=bNiCg2K+7CgTfqEhicRSBJWRxAQvP3CjnCOPyLKdPiQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: public-prov-wg@w3.org, Paul Groth <p.t.groth@vu.nl>, Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 15:49, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org> wrote:

> The way to handle this is to publish, alongside the formal spec, outreach documents as soon as possible. These documents should show, via, for example, simple Linked Data type examples, that the model (and its RDF syntax) can be used to express simple things in a simple manner, in spite of the complexity of the model as a whole. It is important to keep that famous 80/20 cut in mind, and show that 80% of the use cases, that are usually relatively simple, can be expressed by simple means, leaving the complex features for the much fewer complex examples. If the community can be convinced that this can be done with the current model, we have all won. If not, the community may ignore this document and opt for a simple alternative somewhere else to cover most of its needs.

I agree fully.

We have started a Primer on
http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/raw-file/tip/primer/Primer.html - but this
is naturally lagging behind the work on the other documents, but work
on this will be accelerated over the next weeks.

More blog-like material should also be useful. I assume we are also
allowed to do separate personal blog posts about this with some kind
of disclaimer?

Stian Soiland-Reyes, myGrid team
School of Computer Science
The University of Manchester
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