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Re: Unifying RDF Provenance Use Case: Trust

From: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 10:35:59 -0400
Cc: public-rdf-prov@w3.org
Message-Id: <DD4A6399-3F43-4896-B678-29DD4096A256@3roundstones.com>
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
On Sep 21, 2011, at 18:46, Sandro Hawke wrote:

> On Wed, 2011-09-21 at 11:55 -0400, David Wood wrote:
>> Hi Sandro,
>> Can you please explain how and whether this use case differs from:
>>  http://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/wiki/TF-Graphs-UC#FOAF_Use_Case
> The main difference is the FOAF use case makes it sound like a rather
> odd and trivial bit of functionality -- how often do you actually want
> to query a group of people to find out how old a specific person is?
> Some of us do the generalization in their head, but it seemed clear
> during the meeting that not everyone was doing that.  Hopefully my
> version makes the point that much serious use of the Semantic Web falls
> under this use case and that it is no way odd or trivial.
> I think most of the other use cases are also either variations on this
> -- cases where the consumer needs to handle separate graphs with
> different provenance -- or are infrastructure along the way to those use
> cases.

Yes, that makes sense.

I think the FOAF use case (and perhaps others) should be replaced in favor of your more general one to avoid confusion.  Do you agree?

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