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Title: The Open Provenance Model: an Overview

Abstract

The Open Provenance Model (OPM) is a model for provenance that is designed to meet the following requirements: { To allow provenance information to be exchanged between systems, by means of a compatibility layer based on a shared provenance model. { To allow developers to build and share tools that operate on such provenance model. { To dene the model in a precise, technology-agnostic manner. { To support a digital representation of provenance for any \thing", whether produced by computer systems or not. { To dene a core set of rules that identify the valid inferences that can be made on provenance graphs.

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Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
966011
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-62552
TRN: US200921%%478
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Provenance and Annotation of Data and Processes: International Provenance and Annotation Workshop; IPAW 2008, June 17-18, 2008, Salt Lake City, Utah, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5272:323-326
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ORIGIN; O CODES; COMPATIBILITY; COMPUTER NETWORKS; COOPERATION

Citation Formats

Moreau, Luc, Freire, Juliana, Futrelle, Joe, McGrath, Robert E., Myers, Jim, and Paulson, Patrick R. The Open Provenance Model: an Overview. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Moreau, Luc, Freire, Juliana, Futrelle, Joe, McGrath, Robert E., Myers, Jim, & Paulson, Patrick R. The Open Provenance Model: an Overview. United States.
Moreau, Luc, Freire, Juliana, Futrelle, Joe, McGrath, Robert E., Myers, Jim, and Paulson, Patrick R. 2008. "The Open Provenance Model: an Overview". United States. doi:.
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