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Re: Contextualization ---> Optional bundle in Specialization

From: James Cheney <jcheney@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 08:57:23 -0500
Cc: Provenance Working Group WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <18419E09-CFB9-4663-9332-4E79B29B447C@inf.ed.ac.uk>
To: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Hi,

I am happy with renaming contextualization to something less controversial, but renaming it to specialization seems (to me) confusing, unless it's clear that the semantics of the two variants are compatible.

Do we have a name for the "top level" bundle in PROV (i.e., the anonymous bundle that contains the toplevel expressions), and supposing we do, is 

specializationOf(e1,e2) 

equivalent to

specializationOf(e1,e2,toplevelBundle)

?

--James

On Jun 27, 2012, at 4:49 AM, Luc Moreau wrote:

> All,
> 
> At the face to face meeting, we have agreed to rename contextualization and mark this feature
> at risk.  Tim, Stephan, Paul and I have worked a solution that we now share with the working group.
> 
> Given that contextualization was already defined as a kind of specialization, we now allow an optional
> bundle argument in the specialization relation.  (Hence, no need to create a new concept!)
> 
> See section 5.5.1 in the current Editor's draft
> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/raw-file/default/model/prov-dm.html#term-specialization
> 
> Feedback welcome.
> 
> Regards,
> Luc
> 
> PS. Tracker, this is ISSUE-385
> 
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