Data Provenance: Some Basic Issues

Peter Buneman, Sanjeev Khanna, Wang-Chiew Tan

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The ease with which one can copy and transform data on the Web, has made it increasingly difficult to determine the origins of a piece of data. We use the term data provenance to refer to the process of tracing and recording the origins of data and its movement between databases. Provenance is now an acute issue in scientific databases where it is central to the validation of data. In this paper we discuss some of the technical issues that have emerged in an initial exploration of the topic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFST TCS 2000: Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science
Subtitle of host publication20th Conference New Delhi, India, December 13–15, 2000 Proceedings
EditorsSanjiv Kapoor, Sanjiva Prasad
PublisherSpringer-Verlag GmbH
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-44450-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-41413-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2000

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin / Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


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