The Open Provenance Model core specification (v1.1)

L Moreau, B Clifford, J Freire, J Futrelle, Y Gill, P.T. Groth, N Kwasnikowska, S Miles, P Missier, J Myers, B Plale, Y Simmhan, E Stephan, J Van den Bussche

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The Open Provenance Model is a model of provenance that is designed to meet the following requirements: (1) Allow provenance information to be exchanged between systems, by means of a compatibility layer based on a shared provenance model. (2) Allow developers to build and share tools that operate on such a provenance model. (3) Define provenance in a precise, technology-agnostic manner. (4) Support a digital representation of provenance for any "thing", whether produced by computer systems or not. (5) Allow multiple levels of description to coexist. (6) Define a core set of rules that identify the valid inferences that can be made on provenance representation. This document contains the specification of the Open Provenance Model (v1.1) resulting from a community effort to achieve inter-operability in the Provenance Challenge series. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)743-756
JournalFuture Generation Computer Systems
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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