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D-PROV: extending the PROV provenance model with workflow structure

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Paolo MissierORCiD



This paper presents an extension to the W3C PROV provenance model, aimed at representing process structure. Although the modelling of process structure is out of the scope of the PROV specification, it is beneficial when capturing and analyzing the provenance of data that is produced by programs or other formally encoded processes. In the paper, we motivate the need for such extended model in the context of an ongoing large data preservation project, DataONE, where provenance traces of scientific workflow runs are captured and stored alongside the data products. We introduce new provenance relations for modelling process structure along with their usage patterns, and present sample queries that demonstrate their benefit.

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Author(s): Missier P, Dey S, Belhajjame K, Cuevas-Vicenttin V, Ludaescher B

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2013

Pages: 10

Print publication date: 01/02/2013

Source Publication Date: February 2013

Report Number: 1375

Institution: Newcastle University