Re: Two votes - please participate!

Matteo Lissandrini (AAU)

Hi Brandon,

I think if you look at the ontology for Flow

and at this example

you will see why I proposed Flow quantity:
in the current definition Flow is subclass of om2:Measure, because it instantiate the measured quantity of something that has been input/output of an activity.

I hope this can clarify a little bit the case.


From: [] on behalf of Brandon Kuczenski via Groups.Io [bkuczenski@...]
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2019 7:30 PM
Subject: Re: [bonsai] Two votes - please participate!

I'm afraid I do not understand the voting options here- we are selecting from rows in which the final column is always 'activity', so we are choosing terms for the first two columns- but what do those columns signify? general and specific / abstract and concrete? "flow quantity" is not comparable to exchange or elementary flow or anything else in the table so I am at a loss. I do think that any system that doesn't recognize quantities as a distinct class is incomplete, but voting for "F" shows a misconception of what a quantity is.

If I were to apply my own perspective, it would be "abstract entity" and "concrete / observed thing" so my votes would be: BGEACDH0. I would prefer "Flowable | Exchange" over "Flowable | Flow" but it is not a choice.

On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 7:36 AM Massimo Pizzol <massimo@...> wrote:

"The 'flow' of an 'item' from/to an 'activity'" 
Is quite close to the way we colloquially talk about these things IMO, e.g. "10 kg of carbon dioxide from electricity production". I know 'item' might be appear too generic, but we have decided that we don't want to accept the mental limitations of predefined categories (like e.g. 'product', 'emission', etc.) so the chosen term actually has to be quite generic to allow us to identify almost everything...

Brandon Kuczenski, Ph.D.
Associate Researcher

University of California at Santa Barbara
Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5131

email: bkuczenski@...

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