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Re: Other uses for specializationOf (FYI)

From: Khalid Belhajjame <Khalid.Belhajjame@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 17:32:24 +0100
Message-ID: <CAANah+E087zv-SfuNqbgY8OsK+rDT8Wf-6TYPtkdzv5fAfyxBg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Cc: W3C provenance WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Hi Graham,

On 25 June 2012 09:54, 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.)

Yes, this seems appropriate to me, and I think that its application is not
just valid in the Research Object of Wf4ever, it can be generalized to the
notion of "proxy" in ORE aggregations.


> 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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