As more and more information is available to us on the Web, the understanding of its provenance – its source and derivation – is essential to the trust we place in that information. Provenance has become especially important to scientific research, which now relies on information that has been repeatedly copied, transformed and annotated.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Buneman
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  1. 1.LFCS, School of InformaticsEdinburghUK

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