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Recording Process Documentation for Provenance

Recording Process Documentation for Provenance
Recording Process Documentation for Provenance
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.
1045-9219
Moreau, Luc
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Groth, Paul
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Moreau, Luc
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Groth, Paul
427b9eca-c4dd-45c1-be04-3c91bb327345

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

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Local EPrints ID: 267309
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/267309
ISSN: 1045-9219
PURE UUID: 5975443c-1970-43c9-9c54-581a808e0fa2
ORCID for Luc Moreau: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3494-120X

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Date deposited: 01 May 2009 07:08
Last modified: 17 Sep 2019 01:07

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