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PROV-ISSUE-223 (definition-of-entity): What is the definition of entity [prov-dm]

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Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:15:38 +0000
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PROV-ISSUE-223 (definition-of-entity): What is the definition of entity [prov-dm]


Raised by: Luc Moreau
On product: prov-dm

The prov-dm documents has some form of definition for entity [1] and entity record [2] (likewise, activity [5] and activity record [6]). 

Recent discussions indicate that the definitions are not rigorous enough, and subject to too much interpretation.

Indications that an entity can potentially characterize multiple things [3], or that an entity is a class definition [4] are examples of the breadth of interpretation.

The WG should aim to refine these definitions.

[2] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/raw-file/default/model/ProvenanceModel.html#record-Entity
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-prov-wg/2012Jan/0213.html
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