ConceptLocation

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Definition for Concept 'Location'

ISSUE: http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/6

Introduction

The Provenance WG charter identifies the concept 'Location' as a core concept of the provenance interchange language to be standardized (see http://www.w3.org/2011/01/prov-wg-charter).

  • What term do we adopt for the concept 'Location'?
  • How do we define the concept 'Location'?
  • Where does concept 'Location' appear in ProvenanceExample?
  • Which provenance query requires the concept 'Location'?

Proposed Definitions for the Concept 'Location'

Definition by Satya

(interpreting Location as spatial (not temporal) location)

A property describing the spatial characteristics of a process, agent, or resource.

Location entities in ProvenanceExample:

  • England
  • Web


Definition x.y.z.

Location - Identifiable geographic place (ISO 19112). As such, there are numerous ways in which location can be specified, such as by a coordinate, address, landmark, row, column, and so forth.