The W3C PROV Family of Specifications for Modelling Provenance Metadata
P. Missier, K. Belhajjame, und J. Cheney. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Extending Database Technology, Seite 773--776. New York, NY, USA, ACM, (2013)
Provenance, a form of structured metadata designed to record the origin or source of information, can be instrumental in deciding whether information is to be trusted, how it can be integrated with other diverse information sources, and how to establish attribution of information to authors throughout its history. The PROV set of specifications, produced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), is designed to promote the publication of provenance information on the Web, and offers a basis for interoperability across diverse provenance management systems. The PROV provenance model is deliberately generic and domain-agnostic, but extension mechanisms are available and can be exploited for modelling specific domains. This tutorial provides an account of these specifications. Starting from intuitive and informal examples that present idiomatic provenance patterns, it progressively introduces the relational model of provenance along with the constraints model for validation of provenance documents, and concludes with example applications that show the extension points in use.
The W3C PROV family of specifications for modelling provenance metadata