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A Canonical Form for PROV Documents: Dataset Underpinning Evaluation

Moreau, Luc (2017) A Canonical Form for PROV Documents: Dataset Underpinning Evaluation University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/402535 [Dataset]

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Dataset supporting: Luc Moreau (2017) A Canonical Form for PROV Documents and its Application to Equality, Signature, and Validation. ACM Transactions on Internet Technology.We present a canonical form for PROV that is a normalized way of representing PROV documents as mathematical expressions. As opposed to the normal form specified by the PROV-CONSTRAINTS recommendation, the canonical form we present is defined for all PROV documents, irrespective of their validity, and it can be serialized in a unique way. The paper makes the case for a canonical form for PROV and its potential uses, namely: comparison of PROV documents in different formats, validation, and signature of PROV documents. A signature of a PROV document allows the integrity and the author of provenance to be ascertained; since the signature is based on the canonical form, these checks are not tied to a particular encoding, but can be performed on any representation of PROV.

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Published date: 2017
Keywords: provenance, canonical form, benchmark data
Organisations: Web & Internet Science
SOCIAM: The Theory and Practice of Social Machines
Funded by: UNSPECIFIED (EP/J017728/1)
1 June 2012 to 31 May 2017
Funded by: UNSPECIFIED (EP/I011587/1)
1 January 2011 to 31 December 2015
Hybrid and Diversity-Aware Collective Adaptive Systems: Where People Meet Machines to Build Smarter Societies (SmartSociety)
Funded by: UNSPECIFIED (600854)
1 January 2013 to 31 December 2016


Local EPrints ID: 402535
PURE UUID: c3fa4466-f5a9-4d8a-811b-18f667f16e7e
ORCID for Luc Moreau: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 09 Nov 2016 09:25
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:54

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Creator: Luc Moreau ORCID iD

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