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Re: PROV-ISSUE-88 (Provenance-container): Provenance container seems an unnecessary concept

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 14:29:43 +0100
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Hi Graham,

The notion of provenance container has been removed from prov-dm (and 

The notion of bundle is now defined as a set of provenance descriptions.


Given this, I propose to close this issue, pending your review.


On 09/01/2011 05:54 PM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
> PROV-ISSUE-88 (Provenance-container): Provenance container seems an unnecessary concept
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/88
> Raised by: Graham Klyne
> On product:
> See also: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-prov-wg/2011Aug/0383.html
> The notion of provenance container does not serve any essential purpose that I can see.  And its description is in terms of PIDM constructs, which don't appear to have any existence in the conceptual model.
> What I do see as needed are:
> (a) a provenance expression, which is a conjunction of provenance assertions.  In web terms, this would just be a provenance resource, itself a kind of Entity, about which other provenance assertions can be made - which seems to be the main point.  It's fundamental property would be that it is true or false statement about some Entity or Entities.
> (b) an account, which I see as a collection of provenance assertions corresponding to "a perspective on the world".

Professor Luc Moreau
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