Re: PROV-ISSUE-356 (replace-hadquoter): Replace hadQuoter by reusing wasAttributedTo [mapping prov-dm <-> prov-o]

On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 20:08, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker
<> wrote:

> hadQuoter could be replaced by reusing wasAttributedTo. This comes with some tradeoffs. Is prov-o team and wg okay with these tradeoffs?

My argument for why they should not be replaced - see examples in
shows how it is now.
is trying to do as Tim is suggesting - using wasAttributedTo for both
hadQuoter and hadQuoted - and why I think it does not work.
shows an attempt to solve this using roles - but this does not work
when there are multiple quotations.

In short, my argument is that wasQuotedFrom is more than a short hand
for some wasAttributedTo links. As we know, wasAttributedTo just means
that the agent wasAssociatedWith the activity that generated the
entity. It does not say anything else about how or to what degree that
agent was associated, it could be performing the activity, monitoring
it. In my example, based on the PROV-DM example of the Dagstuhl
blogpost paragraph, then there could be two agents who created the
blog post, but only one of which was quoted. Similarly there could be
two agents making the paragraph, but only one of them who was quoting.

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

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