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

From: Luc Moreau <l.moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:56:23 +0100
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Dear all,
Another response following the same template (see 
Feedback appreciated.


      ISSUE-510 (GenerationSubActivity)

    * Original email:
    * Tracker: http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/510
    * Group Response
          o This issue is a follow-on to issue ISSUE-447 (subactivity)
          o The working group has decided that it would not specify a
            "subactivity" relationship between activities.
          o Therefore this suggestion will not be adopted.
    * References:
          o See issue-447:
          o See issue-500:
          o See issue-513:
          o See issue-511:
    * Changes to the document: none
    * Original author's acknowledgement:

On 10/09/2012 09:40, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
> PROV-ISSUE-510: Data Model Section 5.1.3   [prov-dm]
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/510
> Raised by: Luc Moreau
> On product: prov-dm
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/LC_Feedback#Data_Model_Section_5.1.3
> ISSUE-463
> 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.
> [edit]

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