Re: PROV-ISSUE-352 (rename-WasQuotedFrom): A better name for wasQuotedFrom [prov-dm]

Hi Daniel,

This is the current definition of quotation. Is there still a concern 
with it?


4.3.3 Quotation

A quotation is the repeat of (some or all of) an entity, such as text or 
image, by someone other than its original author.

Quotation is a particular case of derivation in which entity e2 is 
derived from an original entity e1 by copying, or "quoting", some or all 
of it. A quotation relation, written 
wasQuotedFrom(id,e2,e1,ag2,ag1,attrs) in PROV-N, has:

id: an optional identifier for the relation;
quote: an identifier (e2) for the entity that represents the quote (the 
partial copy);
original: an identifier (e1) for the original entity being quoted;
quoterAgent: an optional identifier (ag2) for the agent who performs the 
originalAgent: an optional identifier (ag1) for the agent to whom the 
original entity is attributed;
attributes: an optional set (attrs) of attribute-value pairs 
representing additional information about this relation.

On 04/19/2012 11:28 AM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
> PROV-ISSUE-352 (rename-WasQuotedFrom): A better name for wasQuotedFrom [prov-dm]
> Raised by: Daniel Garijo
> On product: prov-dm
> Currently, the DM says:
> A quotation record, written wasQuotedFrom(e2,e1,ag2,ag1,attrs) in PROV-ASN, contains:
>      quote: an identifier e2, identifying an entity record that represents the quote;
>      quoted: an identifier e1, identifying an entity record representing what is being quoted;
> ...
> However, if we say that e2 wasQuotedFrom e1 it may look like entity e1 is the one quoting e2 (since we are saying that e2 was quoted).
> I think it would be more clear if we rename the property with e2 wasQuoteOf e1, or e2 hadQuoteFrom e1.
> Thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Daniel

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