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A Provenance Model for Manually Curated Data

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProvenance and Annotation of Data
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2006, Chicago, IL, USA, May 3-5, 2006, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsLuc Moreau, Ian Foster
PublisherSpringer-Verlag GmbH
Pages162-170
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-46303-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-46302-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin / Heidelberg
Volume4145
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Abstract

Many curated databases are constructed by scientists integrating various existing data sources “by hand”, that is, by manually entering or copying data from other sources. Capturing provenance in such an environment is a challenging problem, requiring a good model of the process of curation. Existing models of provenance focus on queries/views in databases or computations on the Grid, not updates of databases or Web sites. In this paper we motivate and present a simple model of provenance for manually curated databases and discuss ongoing and future work.

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