Electronically Querying for the Provenance of Entities


Miles, Simon (2006) Electronically Querying for the Provenance of Entities. In, Third International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, Chicago, Illinois, US, Springer, 184-192.

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The provenance of entities, whether electronic data or physical artefacts, is crucial information in practically all domains, including science, business and art. The increased use of software in automating activities provides the opportunity to add greatly to the amount we can know about an entity’s history and the process by which it came to be as it is. However, it also presents difficulties: querying for the provenance of an entity could potentially return detailed information stretching back to the beginning of time, and most of it irrelevant to the querier. In this paper, we define the concept of provenance query and describe techniques that allow us to perform scoped provenance queries.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Event Dates: May 2006
ISBNs: 9783540463023
ISSNs: 0302-9743
Keywords: provenance query querying scoped graph traversal
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 262567
Date Deposited: 12 May 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:06
Publisher: Springer
Further Information:Google Scholar
ISI Citation Count:7
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/262567

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