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RE: proposed responses to public comments (deadline: Wednesday 10/10)

From: Miles, Simon <simon.miles@kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:14:56 +0100
To: Provenance Working Group <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
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Hi Luc,

Yes, sounds better thanks.


Dr Simon Miles
Senior Lecturer, Department of Informatics
Kings College London, WC2R 2LS, UK
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From: Luc Moreau [l.moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk]
Sent: 11 October 2012 13:18
To: public-prov-wg@w3.org
Subject: Re: proposed responses to public comments (deadline: Wednesday 10/10)

Hi Simon,

I changed the response to ISSUE-520 as follows.Thoughts?

The reason why an instance of prov:Agent is allowed to be also a prov:Entity is because we may want to talk about its provenance, how it was generated or derived, etc.
 *   Given this:
    *   it is not appropriate to make Person/SoftwareAgent/Organization subtypes of Entity in PROV, since entities by default do not bear responsibility in the PROV model. It is the notion of prov:Agent that carries responsibility, in PROV
    *   it is possible to define an instance as both a prov:Person and a prov:Entity, when we want to express it is responsible for something, and we want to express its provenance.


On 10/09/2012 04:12 PM, Miles, Simon wrote:

I don't disagree with the response, but I think there's something missing. The response really argues why a Person etc. shouldn't *only* be an Entity, not why it should be an Agent but *not* an Entity. PROV-DM allows for things to be both an Entity and an Agent, and it isn't clear from the response why this does not apply automatically to things of type Person.

Professor Luc Moreau
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