ISSUE-596: Should PROV-AQ discuss mechanisms for accessing bundles?


Should PROV-AQ discuss mechanisms for accessing bundles?

Accessing and Querying Provenance
Raised by:
Graham Klyne
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General feeling of the meeting was maybe, but not at length, focus should be on finding existing practice (e.g. linked data platform) and point to that.

Paul points out that this maybe should be considered part of "best practice", and separated from the PROV-AQ *specification*.
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Related emails:
  1. Issue 596: PROV-AQ and Bundles (from on 2012-11-26)
  2. Bundles and PROV-AQ (Issue 596) (from on 2012-11-20)
  3. PROV-ISSUE-596 (Bundle-access): Should PROV-AQ discuss mechanisms for accessing bundles? (from on 2012-11-09)

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This was discussed at Nov 2012 F2F. Need to limit scope if addressed. Could include a placeholder, but maybe better handled through a FAQ that can be updated after document is published. I'm not sure how we agreed to progress this - check with Paul how he wants to handle it. Default action would be to include a placeholder section for now,

Graham Klyne, 10 Nov 2012, 09:26:21

See also:

Need to decide whether to add sentence, move to FAQ or something else.

Graham Klyne, 14 Nov 2012, 23:24:04

Question and proposed text sent to group:

Graham Klyne, 20 Nov 2012, 14:41:10

F2F minutes: "while the issue is not entirely out-of-scope, it was felt that a lightweight approach should be adopted by the editors". Will add a discursive paragraph to section 2.

Graham Klyne, 26 Nov 2012, 11:19:22

Added paragraph to section 2:

Provenance may be presented as a <a href="/TR/prov-dm/#component4" class="externalRef">bundle</a>, which <cite>is a named set of provenance descriptions, and is itself an entity, so allowing provenance of provenance to be expressed</cite> [[PROV-DM]]. There is no requirement that a bundle identifier can be dereferenced to access the corresponding provenance, but where practical it is RECOMMENDED that matters be arranged so this is possible. One possible realization of a bundle is that it is published as part of an RDF Dataset [[RDF-CONCEPTS11]] or similar composite structure. To access such a bundle would require accessing the RDF Dataset and then extracting the identified component; this in turn would require knowing a URI or some other way to retrieve the dataset. This specification does not describe a specific mechanism for this; we anticipate that the W3C Linked Data Platform group (<a href="" class="externalRef"></a>) may address this topic in due course.

Graham Klyne, 26 Nov 2012, 11:48:13

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