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Re: Definition of role

From: Graham Klyne <graham.klyne@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 03 Jun 2012 19:34:43 +0100
Message-ID: <4FCBAE43.10207@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
To: Paul Groth <p.t.groth@vu.nl>
CC: Provenance Working Group WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
I already provided one [1] ... I'm not sure I can do better.

#g
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[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-prov-wg/2012May/0447.html

On 03/06/2012 17:46, Paul Groth wrote:
> Hi Graham,
>
> Can you suggest an alternative english language definition? I know you
> had wanted to proceed from a technical definition.... but I'm looking
> for a mechansim to get consensus.
>
> Thanks
> Paul
>
> On Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 10:06 AM, Graham Klyne<graham.klyne@zoo.ox.ac.uk>  wrote:
>> On 01/06/2012 18:01, Paul Groth wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>>
>>> Trying to come to some route forward. If we can agree on the following
>>> English definition, then we can set about finding good relation names:
>>>
>>> A role is the function of an entity, activity, or agent in the context
>>> of a relation. The subject and object of relations may be given roles.
>>
>> -1
>>
>> I don't think the role necessarily relates to a distinguished component of the
>> relation.  E.g consider delegation:  when agent A1 delegates role R to agent A2,
>> the role R here is not specific to A1 or A2, but represents a transfer of
>> responsibility between them.
>>
>> #g
>> --
>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM, Luc Moreau<L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>    wrote:
>>>> tracker,
>>>>
>>>> This is ISSUE-384
>>>>
>>>
>
>
>
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