Re: PROV-ISSUE-647 (TomDN): Make prov:pariValue a subproperty of prov:entity? [PROV-DICTIONARY]

Luc raised some concerns about making prov:pairValue a sub-property of
prov:entity in yesterday's telecon.
If we decide to make
sub-property of
prov:entity <>, that
would imply that prov:pairValue now has the domain

Would this mean that we have to make
subclass of
well? This seems weird and counter-intuitive to me. It would imply
a dictionary would have some influence on all its members.

Tim, could you share your views on this?


2013/3/7 Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker <>

> PROV-ISSUE-647 (TomDN): Make prov:pariValue a subproperty of prov:entity?
> Raised by: Tom De Nies
> Came up in an off-list conversation with Tim about the PROV-O of
> dictionaries. It appears to be useful to make prov:pairValue a subproperty
> of prov:entity. This way applications could use spec-level constructs to
> "accidentally" "understand" part of the "brand new construct".
> Nice phrasing of the rationale by Tim:
> "Having prov:pairValue is a very nice subproperty for these uninterested
> in the alignment with qualifications, but still provides those that do care
> about qualifications a treat."
> I see no real problems with adding this for the next release. Is this
> acceptable to the group or did we miss some consequences?

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