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W3C's Provenance Data Model

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Luc Moreau recently reported on the current status of the W3C’s Provenance Data Model.

Luc Moreau recently reported on the current status of the W3C‘s Provenance Data Model. He wrote, “TheĀ Provenance Working Group began its activities with a charter naming some 17 concepts relevant to provenance, such as resource, process execution, use, derivation, version, etc. For the first 3 months leading to ourĀ first face to face meeting, we debated definitions for these concepts. Importantly, for the social cohesion of the group, we developed a common vocabulary shared by members to communicate.”

Moreau added, “Following the first face to face meeting, editors were tasked to produce a concrete document, against which the group could formally raise issues and make concrete proposals. In October, this document was released as a first public working draft. We were aware of its limitations, but it served an important purpose: it was setting the direction and scope of the model we were proposing to standardize.”

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