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Provenance-based validation of e-science experiments

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E-science experiments typically involve many distributed services maintained by different organisations. After an experiment has been executed, it is useful for a scientist to verify that the execution was performed correctly or is compatible with some existing experimental criteria or standards, not necessarily anticipated prior to execution. Scientists may also want to review and verify experiments performed by their colleagues. There are no existing frameworks for validating such experiments in today's e-science systems. Users therefore have to rely on error checking performed by the services, or adopt other ad hoc methods. This paper introduces a platform-independent framework for validating workflow executions. The validation relies on reasoning over the documented provenance of experiment results and semantic descriptions of services advertised in a registry. This validation process ensures experiments are performed correctly, and thus results generated are meaningful. The framework is tested in a bioinformatics application that performs protein compressibility analysis.

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Miles, Simon, Wong, Sylvia C, Feng, Weijian, Groth, Paul, Zauner, Klaus-Peter and Moreau, Luc (2007) Provenance-based validation of e-science experiments Journal of Web Semantics, 5, (1), pp. 28-38. (doi:10.1016/j.websem.2006.11.003).

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Published date: July 2007
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 263829
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/263829
PURE UUID: eb7c5132-b192-4b8b-917f-33115976ef1b
ORCID for Luc Moreau: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3494-120X

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Date deposited: 02 Apr 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:41

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Author: Simon Miles
Author: Sylvia C Wong
Author: Weijian Feng
Author: Paul Groth
Author: Klaus-Peter Zauner
Author: Luc Moreau ORCID iD

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