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Quality check of ProvRDF

From: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 12:48:26 +0000
Message-ID: <CAPRnXtn9B6zkkNKYVRngnrp_LZA04S9PZDiWKHt2F79t3s8TPg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu>
Cc: public-prov-wg@w3.org

I've gone through the ProvRDF page on my way to Boston.


See changes: http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/index.php?title=ProvRDF&diff=6581&oldid=6536

I've fixed the uneven spacing problem of the tables, it was caused by
intermediate spaces in the wiki markup, ie. instead of

> | blahg
> | bluh


> | blahg
> | bluh

I'll need to go through it again with a check against the OWL as I had
an old version in my checkout.

Most notable changes are on derivation:


The prov:Derivation now includes prov:generation and prov:usage so
that it can fully represent the complete DM statement.

Note that this presentation is particularly verbose, so I'm proposing
to add a new syntax to triples that are inferred from the others, so
that you can distinguish triple that come directly from the
translation (for instance :e1 prov:wasDerivedFrom :e1 or the type
signature, :ag a prov:Agent) from the directly inferred ones (such as
:ag a prov:Agent or :e2 prov:tracedTo :e1).

Triples that come from inference rules should not be included, for
instance for wasQuotedFrom we should not include :e1
prov:wasAttributedTo :ag1. This is not representing the DM statement,
this is a conclusion that you can draw from the represented
prov:Quotation and its prov:quoter and prov:quoted.

We still need to sort some things out with the class hierarchy with
respect to attribute/involved-id 'inheritance' in DM .. for instance
will the attributes on a prov:Start also apply to a prov:Association?
DM does not seem to say so.

Stian Soiland-Reyes, myGrid team
School of Computer Science
The University of Manchester
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