Issue 620: Temporal proximity of events for O13 triggers

ID: 
620
Starting Date: 
2022-11-07
Working Group: 
3
Status: 
Open
Background: 

In the 53rd CIDOC CRM & 46th FRBR/LRMoo SIG meeting, upon discussing issue 569 the SIG resolved to modify the scope note and FOL statement for O13 is needed to express the fact that the two events are temporaly connected. This issue is for proposing these changes. 

Current Proposal: 

HW by Thanasis Velios (Post on 4 November 2022)

We have only identified the need for scope note clarification in O13 based on the agreed introductory text of CRMsci:

“The CIDOC CRM avoids providing constructs to imply causality of events and instead describes influence and sequence of events. The CRMsci introduces the property O13 triggers (figure 6) which can be used to describe one event being the cause for another event. The triggering event may be the last of a series of events which trigger the triggered event. The association of the two events is based on their temporal proximity, i.e. the triggering event ends when the triggered event starts. This property does not indicate overall causality between events and it should not be used for analysis of social or historical causes of events.”

For Discussion:

OLD O13 scope note:
This property associates an instance of E5 Event that triggers another instance of E5 Event with the latter. It identifies the interaction between events: an event can activate (trigger) other events in a target system that is in a situation of sustained tension, such as a trap or an unstable mountain slope giving way to a land slide after a rain or earthquake. In that sense the triggering event is interpreted as a cause.

OLD O13 FOL:
O13(x,y) ⇒ E5(x)
O13(x,y) ⇒ E5(y)

 

PROPOSED O13 scope note:
This property associates an instance of E5 Event that triggers another instance of E5 Event with the latter. It identifies the interaction between events: an event can activate (trigger) other events in a target system that is in a situation of sustained tension, such as a trap or an unstable mountain slope giving way to a land slide after a rain or earthquake. In that sense the triggering event is interpreted as a cause. However, the association of the two events is based on their temporal proximity, with the triggering event ending when the triggered event starts.

PROPOSED O13 FOL:
O13(x,y) ⇒ E5(x)
O13(x,y) ⇒ E5(y)
O13(x,y) ⇒ P182(x,y)
 

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