Issue 485: presence covered parts of

ID: 
485
Starting Date: 
2020-03-04
Working Group: 
3
Status: 
Open
Background: 

Posted by Martin on 4/3/2020

Dear all,

The class E93 Presence has been designed to describe the whereabouts of things, periods and events during arbitrarily given time-spans, as very frequently done in historical records.

Creating examples for these cases, I encounter the problem that the property "P167 at", designed to provide a wider place within something was, is not the typical case of historical descriptions. Rather, they refer to travels through some place within a time-span, such as in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Joachim_Winckelmann, without even particular events being specified. So, the trajectory overlaps with the given place, but the place is neither included in it does it covered the trajectory during this time.

Rarely could I find a reference to a time-span in which the person or period was actually completely within this place, as required for P167. The latter happens more for object descriptions.

In order to capture these typical descriptions, I propose a new property in order to complete the utility of the Presence construct, the last one for the next release:

Pxxx covered parts of (was partially covered by)

Domain: E93 Presence

Range: E53 Place

Quantification:

Scope note:          This property associates an instance of E93 Presence with an instance of E53 Place that geometrically overlaps with the spatial projection of the respective instance of E93 Presence. Besides others, this property may be used to state through which places an object or an instance of E21 Person has or was moved within a given time-span. It may also be used to describe a partial or complete, temporary or permanent extension of the spatial extent of some realm into a neighboring region during a known time-span. It is a shortcut of the more fully developed path from E93 Presence through P161 has spatial projection, E53 Place, P121 overlaps with to E53 Place.   

In First Order Logic:

                           P167(x,y) ⊃ E93(x)

P167(x,y) ⊃ E53(y)

P167(x,y) ⊃ ($z)[ E53(z) ∧ P161(x,z) ∧ P121(z,y)]

Examples:

Johann Joachim Winckelmann’s presence from Nov. 19 1755 until April 9 1968 Pxxx covered parts of Florence, Italy

Johann Joachim Winckelmann’s presence from Nov. 19 1755 until April 9 1968 Pxxx covered parts of Paestum, Italy

The Byzantine Empire 1013AD Pxxx covered parts of The Italian Peninsula
Please comment!

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As explanation I add here below the other examples for the properties of E93. I believe P167 should be renamed to "was at"...
 

E93 Presence

Subclass of: E92 Spacetime Volume

 

Scope note:       This class comprises instances of E92 Spacetime Volume, whose temporal extent has been chosen in order to determine the spatial extent of a phenomenon over the chosen time-span. Respective phenomena may, for instance, be historical events or periods, but can also be the diachronic extent and existence of physical things. In other words, instances of this class fix a slice of another instance of E92 Spacetime Volume in time.

The temporal extent of an instance of E93 Presence typically is predetermined by the researcher so as to focus the investigation particularly on finding the spatial extent of the phenomenon by testing for its characteristic features. There are at least two basic directions such investigations might take. The investigation may wish to determine where something was during some time or it may wish to reconstruct the total passage of a phenomenon’s spacetime volume through an examination of discrete presences. Observation and measurement of features indicating the presence or absence of a phenomenon in some space allows for the progressive approximation of spatial extents through argumentation typically based on inclusion, exclusion and various overlaps.

In First Order Logic:

                           E93(x) ⊃ E92(x)

Properties:

P164 during (was time-span of): E52 Time Span

P166 was a presence of (had presence): E92 Space Time Volume

P167 at (was place of): E53 Place

P195 was a presence of (had presence): E18 Physical Thing

Examples:

 

E93:

Johann JoachimWinckelmann’s presence in December 1755

P195:

Johann JoachimWinckelmann’s presence in December 1755 P195 was a presence of Johann JoachimWinckelmann (E21)

P167:

Johann JoachimWinckelmann’s presence in December 1755 at Rome (E53)

P164:

Johann JoachimWinckelmann’s presence in December 1755 during December 1755

E93:

Johann JoachimWinckelmann’s presence from Nov. 19 1755 until April 9 1768

P195:

Johann JoachimWinckelmann’s presence from Nov. 19 1755 until April 9 1768 P195 was a presence of Johann JoachimWinckelmann (E21)

P167:

Johann JoachimWinckelmann’s presence from Nov. 19 1755 until April 9 1968 at Italy

P164:

Johann JoachimWinckelmann’s presence from Nov. 19 1755 until April 9 1978 during Nov. 19 1755 until April 9 1768

E93:

The Roman Empire in 19 August AD 14

P166:

The Roman Empire in 19 August AD 14 P166 was a presence of The Roman Empire (E4)

Current Proposal: 

Posted by Martin on 13/4/2020

Here my final proposal for e-mail vote for 7.0. I hope it improves very much the understanding of Presence!