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Electronically Querying for the Provenance of Entities

Electronically Querying for the Provenance of Entities
Electronically Querying for the Provenance of Entities
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.
provenance query querying scoped graph traversal
978-3-540-46302-3
184-192
Miles, Simon
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Moreau, Luc
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Foster, Ian
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Miles, Simon
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Moreau, Luc
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Foster, Ian
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Miles, Simon, (2006) Electronically Querying for the Provenance of Entities Moreau, Luc and Foster, Ian (eds.) At Third International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, United States. , pp. 184-192.

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Abstract

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.

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Published date: 2006
Additional Information: Event Dates: May 2006
Venue - Dates: Third International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, United States, 2006-05-01
Keywords: provenance query querying scoped graph traversal
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 262567
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/262567
ISBN: 978-3-540-46302-3
PURE UUID: 0a898124-d94d-4013-8f4c-5ce2b2970218
ORCID for Luc Moreau: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3494-120X

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Date deposited: 12 May 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:50

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Author: Simon Miles
Editor: Luc Moreau ORCID iD
Editor: Ian Foster

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