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Principles of High Quality Documentation for Provenance: A Philosophical Discussion

Principles of High Quality Documentation for Provenance: A Philosophical Discussion
Principles of High Quality Documentation for Provenance: A Philosophical Discussion
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.
provenance process truth evidence interactions
Groth, Paul
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Miles, Simon
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Munroe, Steve
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Groth, Paul
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Miles, Simon
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Munroe, Steve
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Groth, Paul, Miles, Simon and Munroe, Steve (2006) Principles of High Quality Documentation for Provenance: A Philosophical Discussion At Third International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, United States.

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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.

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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 process truth evidence interactions
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 262568
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/262568
PURE UUID: 875f728a-932a-4465-a26f-5d4c8a406cfd

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

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Author: Paul Groth
Author: Simon Miles
Author: Steve Munroe

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