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PROV-ISSUE-510: Data Model Section 5.1.3 [prov-dm]

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Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 08:40:54 +0000
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PROV-ISSUE-510: Data Model Section 5.1.3   [prov-dm]


Raised by: Luc Moreau
On product: prov-dm



The term "generation" implies an activity that takes place over time. In fact, the definition acknowledges this, as it specifies the point in time when generation is complete to distinguish use of the term to mean the entire generation activity. This is confusing.

Modeling this as an activity would allow users of PROV to represent the time it took to generate a new entity, and it might make the model more intuitive. It would also support users that want to know when entity creation began, not only at what point in time it was fully created.

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