W3C Provenance Notation

Other names: PROV-N

PROV-N is aimed at human consumption and allows serializations of PROV instances to be created in a compact manner. PROV-N facilitates the mapping of the PROV data model to concrete syntax, and is used as the basis for a formal semantics of PROV (PROV-SEM). For the purpose of this specification, provenance is defined as a record that describes the people, institutions, entities, and activities involved in producing, influencing, or delivering a piece of data or a thing. In particular, the provenance of information is crucial in deciding whether information is to be trusted, how it should be integrated with other diverse information sources, and how to give credit to its originators when reusing it. In an open and inclusive environment such as the Web, where users find information that is often contradictory or questionable, provenance can help those users to make trust judgements.

Webpage:
http://www.w3.org/TR/prov-n/

Licence:
Name: W3C Document License
URL: https://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2015/doc-license

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