Provenance Information in the Web of Data

Provided by: RWTH Aachen University
Topic: Data Management
Format: PDF
The openness of the Web and the ease to combine linked data from different sources creates new challenges. Systems that consume linked data must evaluate quality and trustworthiness of the data. A common approach for data quality assessment is the analysis of provenance information. For this reason, this paper discusses provenance of data on the Web and proposes a suitable provenance model. While traditional provenance research usually addresses the creation of data, the authors' provenance model also represents data access, a dimension of provenance that is particularly relevant in the context of Web data.

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