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RE: PROV-ISSUE-410 (prov-primer-review): Feedback on Primer document [Primer]

From: Miles, Simon <simon.miles@kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:32:12 +0000
To: Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu>
CC: Provenance Working Group WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <830EEE5C741ED54EAB28EBACFFC77984EEBA8044EE@KCL-MAIL04.kclad.ds.kcl.ac.uk>

I've added (hide) options next to each example in the primer, as you suggested. Can you see whether it matches what you intended?


If you are happy, then I will close this issue, as all other comments were addressed in the previous primer release.


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

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From: Timothy Lebo [lebot@rpi.edu]
Sent: 07 July 2012 18:18
To: Miles, Simon
Subject: Re: PROV-ISSUE-410 (prov-primer-review): Feedback on Primer   document   [Primer]


I think you're headed out to vacation, butů

Would it be possible to put a "(hide)" option next to each "Turtle Example" or "PROV-N Example" ?

This way the reader can see the option to tuck away more clearly, instead of knowing about the option at the top.

I imagine it might need some infrastructure trickery, so if it's too hard, then no worries.


On Jul 7, 2012, at 10:14 AM, Miles, Simon wrote:

> Tim, Paolo,
> Thanks. I have set the default to show both Turtle and PROV-N examples in the primer as Tim suggests. While making the default document slightly longer, it does make it more tied to the rest of the specifications (in particular, the DM uses PROV-N), and helps those who find PROV-N more readable.
> thanks,
> Simon
> Dr Simon Miles
> Senior Lecturer, Department of Informatics
> Kings College London, WC2R 2LS, UK
> +44 (0)20 7848 1166
> Transparent Provenance Derivation for User Decisions:
> http://eprints.dcs.kcl.ac.uk/1400/
> ________________________________________
> From: Timothy Lebo [lebot@rpi.edu]
> Sent: 04 July 2012 21:55
> To: Miles, Simon
> Cc: public-prov-wg@w3.org
> Subject: Re: PROV-ISSUE-410 (prov-primer-review): Feedback on Primer  document   [Primer]
> On Jul 4, 2012, at 11:28 AM, Miles, Simon wrote:
>> Hi Paolo,
>> Thanks, but to be clear, the PROV-N is not omitted from the primer, it is integrated into the main text. There are buttons to select whether you want your examples in Turtle or PROV-N or both, a la the OWL primer, as was agreed by the WG. I agree that the PROV-N is more appropriate than Turtle for some people, as Curt has raised before, and that is why it is in the main body of the text, not just an appendix. I know that the default view of the examples (before any buttons are clicked) is Turtle, and the WG could comment on whether that is appropriate
> +1 to a slight bias towards prov-o, since RDF is a prominent W3C representation and PROV-N is only our WG's means to discuss it in a slightly more abstract way (though, it's a "sibling" of prov-o).
> Perhaps the PROV-N examples could be shown be default, and options to "hide all {RDF,PROV-N}" could be an option next to each "Turtle Example' title?
> It is hard to notice that PROV-N examples are an view option.
> Regards,
> Tim
>> - I did it that way just because PROV-O seems to have higher prominence for the WG than PROV-N, as reflected in the order we suggest documents are read.
>> Am I misunderstanding your comment?
>> thanks,
>> Simon
>> Dr Simon Miles
>> Senior Lecturer, Department of Informatics
>> Kings College London, WC2R 2LS, UK
>> +44 (0)20 7848 1166
>> Transparent Provenance Derivation for User Decisions:
>> http://eprints.dcs.kcl.ac.uk/1400/
>> ________________________________________
>> From: Paolo Missier [Paolo.Missier@ncl.ac.uk]
>> Sent: 04 July 2012 15:54
>> To: public-prov-wg@w3.org
>> Subject: Re: PROV-ISSUE-410 (prov-primer-review): Feedback on Primer document   [Primer]
>> Hi Simon, Yolanda
>> the primer reads well, as we knew already.
>> I have one more general comment and then specific notes, below.
>> General comment: I know there was a group decision to omit the PROV-N version of the examples. I still believe it was not a good
>> idea. None of the people I can send this primer to are interested in the turtle syntax, in fact some won't even be able to parse it.
>> I understand it is the preferred format, but can someone remind me why PROV-N was omitted altogether?
>>  Either way: I also don't understand why I am listed as author/contributor, as that was my only contribution.
>> specific comments follow. I hope they help
>> Regards,
>>  -Paolo
>> 2.3
>> Activities /may/ generate ...?
>> Activities /may/ also use...?
>> should invalidation also be mentioned in this context?
>> 2.4
>> "the agent must be declared explicitly both as an agent and as an entity."
>>  term "declared" may be open to interpretations. Consider:
>> the agent can be viewed both as an agent and as an entity.
>> 2.5
>> "Roles are application specific, so PROV does not define any particular roles."
>> this must be puzzling: if this is the case, why mention roles at all in this document?
>> need to somehow explain that a compliant implementation is expected to recognize that there is a recognized concept of role,
>> although it may not understand its specific values.
>> 2.9
>> these examples may be confusing:
>> The same entity can evolve over time into different versions, e.g. a document that is repeatedly updated and has subsequent releases
>> over time.
>> The same entity can be copied or replicated, e.g. a document may be copied to several directories.
>> because very similar scenarios were referred to as "revision" and "derivation" in 2.8  just above
>> sec 3
>> one may wonder whether stating that individuals be instances of specific classes is redundant when they are used as subjects of
>> properties (i.e., in some cases where the domain of the properties is set, which is the case in PROV-O, but this is never stated).
>> 3.4 and subsequent examples
>> possibly point out that the RDF statements in these examples may include non-provenance statements, i.e., ex:chartgen foaf:name ...
>> so in general one can mix provenance and non-provenance aspects of entities and agents.
>> 3.10 title:  data -> records ?
>> typo:
>> sec 1 how to how
>> On 6/14/12 4:24 PM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
>>> PROV-ISSUE-410 (prov-primer-review): Feedback on Primer document  [Primer]
>>> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/410
>>> Raised by: Simon Miles
>>> On product: Primer
>>> This is the issue to collect feedback on the primer document.
>>> Document to review is available from:
>>> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/raw-file/default/primer/Primer.html
>>> Questions:
>>> - Is it intuitive, readable, and an appropriate introduction to the other documents?
>>> - Do you judge it to be comprehensible to the range of communities that might use PROV?
>>> - Is the new way of presenting examples, with choice of format, helpful?
>>> - Are the examples up to date with regard to PROV-O and PROV-N?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Simon
>> --
>> -----------  ~oo~  --------------
>> Paolo Missier - Paolo.Missier@newcastle.ac.uk, pmissier@acm.org
>> School of Computing Science, Newcastle University,  UK
>> http://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/people/Paolo.Missier
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