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Recording Process Documentation for Provenance

Moreau, Luc and Groth, Paul (2009) Recording Process Documentation for Provenance IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 20, (9)

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Scientific and business communities are adopting large scale distributed systems as a means to solve a wide range of resource intensive tasks. These communities also have requirements in terms of provenance. We define the provenance of a result produced by a distributed system as the process that led to that result. This paper describes a protocol for recording documentation of a distributed system's execution. The distributed protocol guarantees that documentation with characteristics suitable for accurately determining the provenance of results is recorded. These characteristics are confirmed through a number of proofs based on an abstract state machine formalisation.

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Published date: 2009
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 267309
ISSN: 1045-9219
PURE UUID: 5975443c-1970-43c9-9c54-581a808e0fa2
ORCID for Luc Moreau: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 01 May 2009 07:08
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:06

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Author: Paul Groth

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