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An Online Validator for Provenance: Algorithmic Design, Testing, and API

An Online Validator for Provenance: Algorithmic Design, Testing, and API
An Online Validator for Provenance: Algorithmic Design, Testing, and API
Provenance is a record that describes the people, institutions, entities, and activities involved in producing, influencing, or delivering a piece of data or a thing. The W3C Provenance Working group has just published the PROV family of specifications, which include a data model for provenance on the Web. The working group introduces a notion of valid PROV document whose intent is to ensure that a PROV document represents a consistent history of objects and their interactions that is safe to use for the purpose of reasoning and other kinds of analysis. Valid PROV documents satisfy certain definitions, inferences, and constraints, specified in PROV-CONSTRAINTS. This paper discusses the design of ProvValidator, an online service for validating provenance documents according to PROV-CONSTRAINTS. It discusses the algorithmic design of the validator, the complexity of the algorithm, how we demonstrated compliance with the standard, and its REST API.
provenance, prov, validation
978-3-642-54803-1
291-305
Moreau, Luc
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Huynh, Trung Dong
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Michaelides, Danius
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Moreau, Luc
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Huynh, Trung Dong
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Michaelides, Danius
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Moreau, Luc, Huynh, Trung Dong and Michaelides, Danius (2014) An Online Validator for Provenance: Algorithmic Design, Testing, and API. 17th International Conference, FASE 2014, Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2014, France. 05 - 13 Apr 2014. pp. 291-305 .

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Abstract

Provenance is a record that describes the people, institutions, entities, and activities involved in producing, influencing, or delivering a piece of data or a thing. The W3C Provenance Working group has just published the PROV family of specifications, which include a data model for provenance on the Web. The working group introduces a notion of valid PROV document whose intent is to ensure that a PROV document represents a consistent history of objects and their interactions that is safe to use for the purpose of reasoning and other kinds of analysis. Valid PROV documents satisfy certain definitions, inferences, and constraints, specified in PROV-CONSTRAINTS. This paper discusses the design of ProvValidator, an online service for validating provenance documents according to PROV-CONSTRAINTS. It discusses the algorithmic design of the validator, the complexity of the algorithm, how we demonstrated compliance with the standard, and its REST API.

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Accepted/In Press date: January 2014
Published date: April 2014
Venue - Dates: 17th International Conference, FASE 2014, Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2014, France, 2014-04-05 - 2014-04-13
Keywords: provenance, prov, validation
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 361113
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/361113
ISBN: 978-3-642-54803-1
PURE UUID: 5d7fcd9e-18bf-478b-ae9e-39194622e33b
ORCID for Luc Moreau: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3494-120X
ORCID for Trung Dong Huynh: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4937-2473

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Date deposited: 13 Jan 2014 13:38
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:04

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Author: Luc Moreau ORCID iD
Author: Trung Dong Huynh ORCID iD
Author: Danius Michaelides

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