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Re: prov-overview - call for suggestions

From: Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:51:13 -0400
Cc: Paul Groth <p.t.groth@vu.nl>, Provenance Working Group WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <170F32FA-BA5B-40EE-BC51-8A47F578AFAD@rpi.edu>
To: Graham Klyne <graham.klyne@zoo.ox.ac.uk>

On Mar 18, 2013, at 6:19 AM, Graham Klyne <graham.klyne@zoo.ox.ac.uk> wrote:

> 
> On 17/03/2013 11:50, Paul Groth wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> 
>> I'm interested in what you think of the current status prov-overview
>> 
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/prov-overview/
>> 
>> Are there any additions, clarifications, etc that you'd like?
>> 
>> Please let me know, I'd like to do a pass in about two weeks.
>> 
>> Thanks
>> Paul
>> 
> Hi Paul, looks good.
> 
> Some off-the-cuff notes:
> 
> Section 1 diagram looks good, but it seems a little odd to me that PROV-N is in there with PROV-DFM and constraints rather than shown beside the serializations.  I understand that PROV-N is used by PROV-DM, but at this 50,000-foot level I think it might more usefully be shown as "justy another" serialization.
> 
> Technically, PROV-O isn't itself a serialization, but a vocabulary that can be serialized as RDF.  But maybe it's best to leave that as is, or things get complicated.

Although Graham is accurate, I think that the current portrayal is appropriate for the intent of the overview.

-Tim


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> The statement "At its core is a conceptual data model, which defines a common vocabulary used to describe provenance" seems to be slightly at odds with the classification of PROV-0DM as being for "advanced" users.
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> #g
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