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RE: delegation definition

From: Miles, Simon <simon.miles@kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 16:45:50 +0100
To: Provenance Working Group <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
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Hi Luc,

Yes, looks good. I still feel "authority" is overly specific and unnecessary, but am happy to go with the consensus.

As Tim says, it should be "the agent it acts on behalf OF retains..."


Dr Simon Miles
Senior Lecturer, Department of Informatics
Kings College London, WC2R 2LS, UK
+44 (0)20 7848 1166

accounting for the reasons behind contractual violations:
From: Timothy Lebo [lebot@rpi.edu]
Sent: 30 May 2012 14:08
To: Luc Moreau
Cc: Miles, Simon; Provenance Working Group
Subject: Re: delegation definition

On May 30, 2012, at 5:10 AM, Luc Moreau wrote:

> Hi Simon,
> I like your point about 'represents'. Your suggestion of using 'acts on behalf' is nice because it
> introduces the name of the relation we use in serializations.
> The reason for 'by itself or by another agent' comes from a comment from Tim on IRC last week,
> saying that we wanted to be able to support  volunteering of an agent to act as a representative
> for another agent.
> Here is a revised definition.
> Delegation is the assignment of authority and responsibility to an agent (by itself or by another agent) to carry out a specific activity as a delegate or representative, while the agent it acts on behalf retains some responsibility for the outcome of the delegated work.

Looks great, modulo a grammar and flow check ("acts on behalf retains ") that I'm not sure how to fix.

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