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Other uses for specializationOf (FYI)

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 09:54:41 +0100
Message-ID: <4FE82751.7080401@ninebynine.org>
To: W3C provenance WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
In the past couple of weeks, I've come across two likely uses for 
specializationOf from outside the immediate concerns of provenance:

(1) as part of the NISO ResourceSync (repository synchronization) work, it is 
now a proposal for indicating a relationship between a resource which has 
multiple possible representations, and a resource which is a particular 
representation of that resource.

(2) as part of my Wf4Ever work on APIs for accessing Research Objects, and 
related to ORE proxies, it might be used to describe an occurrence of a resource 
within the context of a research object (or ORE aggregation) as opposed to the 
resource used more widely.  (This is currently just an idea of mine which has 
not yet been discussed with the wider project.  Note that such use would not 
cover the actual contextualization semantics, but could be used to trace from 
the occurrence to the more general case.)

This is just for information, and I'm not expecting this to have any particular 
impact on the work under way, except maybe to sensitize people to possible wider 

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