Guest Editors' Introduction: Provenance in Web Applications

TitleGuest Editors' Introduction: Provenance in Web Applications
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsGeetika T. Lakshmanan, Juliana Freire, Francisco Curbera, Amit Sheth
JournalIEEE Internet Computing
Keywordsprovenance, Web

Provenance, from the French word provenir, 'to come from,' means the origin, or the source, of something, or the history of an object's ownership or location. A digital object's provenance (also referred to as its audit trail or lineage) contains information about the process and data used to derive the object. Provenance provides important documentation that's vital to preserving data, determining data quality and authorship, and reproducing and validating results. As increasing volumes of data are shared and modified over the Web, it's crucial to track their provenance for business, scientific, and social networking applications. This special issue provides a snapshot of ongoing work in this area.

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Geetika T. Lakshmanan, Francisco Curbera, Juliana Freire and Amit Sheth, 'Guest Editors' Introduction: Provenance in Web Applications,' IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. 1, Jan./Feb. 2011, pp. 17-21, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.9