This ontology is for modelling decisions and thus the causes for actions or the use or generation of things. It allows for a better understanding of *why* something might have taken place, have been used or produced than the more generic [PROV ontology](https://www.w3.org/TR/prov-o/), on which it is mainly based, does.
The specialised decision modelling elements of this ontology have been derived from the [W3C Decisions and Decision-Making Incubator Group](https://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/decision/)'s Decision Ontology (DO) which can be found at
Unlike the original DO, this ontology cannot be used for *normative* scenarios: it is only capable of recording decisions that have already been made (so-called *data-driven* use in the DO). This is because PROV, does not have a templating system which can indicate what *should* occur in future scenarios.
This ontology introduces only one new element for decision modelling over that which was present in the DO: an Agent which allows agency in decision making to be recorded.
All of the DecPROV classes and their relationships to the basic PROV-O classes
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