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Re: Other uses for specializationOf (FYI)

From: Tim Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 05:42:54 -0500
Message-Id: <CF750599-05E6-4DD9-A830-8206478AAFBB@rpi.edu>
Cc: W3C provenance WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
To: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>

Both of these uses seem appropriate for specialization as it is defined in PROV.


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On Jun 25, 2012, at 3:54, Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org> wrote:

> 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 applicability.
> #g
> --
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