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Re: [owl changed] ISSUE-83: Express inverse relationships in Provenance Model as well as ontology

From: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 11:00:37 +0100
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To: Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu>
Cc: Provenance Working Group WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 8:22 PM, Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu> wrote:

> Stian has added prov:inverse annotations to the ontology, and
> the appendix and table are available at:
> http://aquarius.tw.rpi.edu/prov-wg/prov-o#names-of-inverse-properties

It would be good to see the domain and range of the inverse here - is
that possible? (ie. the range and domain of the PROV-O property)

Can the list be sorted by original name? The current order seems random.

We also agreed that the inverses will appear in a separate OWL file.

> * prov-o team (and prov-wg) to review the inverse names
> at http://aquarius.tw.rpi.edu/prov-wg/prov-o#names-of-inverse-properties

Here are some notes I had myself while making up those names:

For the inverse of qualified* I've followed a similar noun pattern as
for prov:activity etc:

prov:qualifiedDerivation	prov:derivedEntity

For many of them a suitable noun was there, but for others it got a
bit odd, like on Quotation properties:

* prov:hadQuoter	prov:wasQuotingIn
* prov:hadQuoted	prov:wasQuotedIn

Both original and inverse look VERY similar, and confused me several
times.  Not sure about 'In' - as the inverses here point back to the
Quotation - not the entity.

* prov:wasAssociatedWith	prov:wasAssociateFor

Is the agent an associate? This is really a DM issue, I am not sure
about the direction here of the original - to me
prov:wasAssociatedWith sounds like an active, conscious thing -
something an agent does rather than something an activity does.

* prov:activityStartedActivity
horrible name - but prov:startedActivity is taken! At least matches style of:

* prov:wasStartedByActivity	prov:activityStarted

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