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Re: PROV-ISSUE-366: Approving agent in a qualified wasRevisionOf [Ontology]

From: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:04:14 +0100
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To: Provenance Working Group <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
I've added prov:wasApprovedBy with domain prov:Revision and range
prov:Agent and suggest closing this issue.

I'm modifying prov:Revision example.

On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 00:14, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker
<sysbot+tracker@w3.org> wrote:
> PROV-ISSUE-366: Approving agent in a qualified wasRevisionOf [Ontology]
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/366
> Raised by: Stephan Zednik
> On product: Ontology
> PROV-DM says an agent may be referenced in a Revision Record as the agent that approves that the former is a due variant of the later.
> http://www.w3.org/TR/prov-dm/#record-Revision
> 6.3 Revision Record
> A revision record is a representation of the creation of an entity considered to be a variant of another. 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 approving that the former is a due variant of the latter.
> A revision record, written wasRevisionOf(e2,e1,ag,attrs) in PROV-ASN, contains:
> newer: an identifier e2 identifying an entity that represents a newer version of an entity;
> older: an identifier e1 identifying an entity that represents an older version of an entity;
> responsibility: an optional identifier ag for the agent who approved that e2 is a variant of e1;
> attributes: an optional set attrs of attribute-value pairs to further describe this record.
> Since prov:agent is a specialization of prov:involvee and is meant to represent the 'rdf:object' of the unqualified relation, I don't think prov:agent works as the relation to represent the approving agent.
> I think we need a new specialization of prov:involved to represent the approving agent of the derivation, perhaps prov:wasApprovedBy.
> Or, we can take this back to PROV-DM to get clarification on the intent for having an approving agent of a derivation relationship.

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