Provenance for Database Transformations

  • Val Tannen
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-89965-5_1

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5272)
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Tannen V. (2008) Provenance for Database Transformations. In: Freire J., Koop D., Moreau L. (eds) Provenance and Annotation of Data and Processes. IPAW 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5272. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


Database transformations (queries, views, mappings) and the languages in which they are expressed are of obvious interest in information management. They take apart, filter and recombine source data in order to populate warehouses, views, and analysis tool inputs. As they do so, we need to track the relationship between parts and pieces of the sources and parts and pieces of the transformations’ output. This relationship is what we call database provenance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Val Tannen
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  1. 1.University of PennsylvaniaUSA

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