International Provenance and Annotation Workshop

IPAW 2014: Provenance and Annotation of Data and Processes pp 203-208

A Lightweight Provenance Pingback and Query Service for Web Publications

  • Tom De Nies
  • Robert Meusel
  • Dominique Ritze
  • Kai Eckert
  • Anastasia Dimou
  • Laurens De Vocht
  • Ruben Verborgh
  • Erik Mannens
  • Rik Van de Walle
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-16462-5_16

Volume 8628 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
De Nies T. et al. (2015) A Lightweight Provenance Pingback and Query Service for Web Publications. In: Ludäscher B., Plale B. (eds) Provenance and Annotation of Data and Processes. IPAW 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8628. Springer, Cham

Abstract

Web resources, such as publications, datasets, pictures and others can be directly linked to their provenance data, as described in the specification about Provenance Access and Query (PROV-AQ) by the W3C. On its own, this approach places all responsibility with the publisher of the resource, who hopefully maintains and publishes provenance information. In reality, however, most publishers lack incentives to publish the provenance of resources, even if the owner would like such information to be published. Currently, it is very intricate to link existing resources to new provenance information, either provided by the owner or a third party. In this paper, we present a solution for this problem by implementing a lightweight, read/write provenance query service, integrated with a pingback mechanism, following the PROV-AQ recommendation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom De Nies
    • 1
  • Robert Meusel
    • 2
  • Dominique Ritze
    • 2
  • Kai Eckert
    • 2
  • Anastasia Dimou
    • 1
  • Laurens De Vocht
    • 1
  • Ruben Verborgh
    • 1
  • Erik Mannens
    • 1
  • Rik Van de Walle
    • 1
  1. 1.Ghent University - iMinds - Multimedia LabGhentBelgium
  2. 2.Research Group Data and Web ScienceUniversity of MannheimMannheimGermany