Principles of High Quality Documentation for Provenance: A Philosophical Discussion

Groth, Paul, Miles, Simon and Munroe, Steve (2006) Principles of High Quality Documentation for Provenance: A Philosophical Discussion. In, Third International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, Chicago, Springer.


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Computer technology enables the creation of detailed documentation about the processes that create or affect entities (data, objects, etc.). Such documentation of the past can be used to answer various kinds of questions regarding the processes that led to the creation or modification of a particular entity. The answer to such questions are known as an entity’s provenance. In this paper, we derive a number of principles for documenting the past, grounded in work from philosophy and history, which allow for provenance questions to be answered within a computational context. These principles lead us to argue that an interaction-based model is particularly suited for representing high quality documentation of the past.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Event Dates: May 2006
Keywords: provenance process truth evidence interactions
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 262568
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Date Deposited: 12 May 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:06
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