Provenance

By Mike Jackson, Software Architect.

In August I completed an open call project with Trung Dong Huynh, Luc Moreau and Danius Michaelides of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. As part of their research into provenance, they have developed the Southampton Provenance Tool Suite, a suite of software, libraries and services to capture, store and visualise provenance compliant with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) PROV standards. I developed a test framework in Python, which tests Provenance Tool Suite toolkits and services operating…

Have you ever run a Python script to produce some outputs and then forgotten exactly how you created them? For example, you created plot.png a few weeks ago and now you want to use it in a publication.

By Mike Jackson, Software Architect.

In May I started a consultancy project with Trung Dong Huynh, Luc Moreau and Danius Michaelides of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. As part of their research into provenance, they have developed the Southampton Provenance Tool Suite, a suite of software, libraries and services to capture, store and visualise provenance compliant with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) PROV standards. The goal of the consultancy was to develop an infrastructure, which systematically checks convertibility and round-trip…

By Mike Jackson, Software Architect.

Provenance is a well-established concept in arts and archaeology. It is a record of ownership of a work of art or an antique, used as a guide to authenticity or quality. In the digital world, data too can have provenance: information about the people, activities, processes and components, for example software or sensors, that produced the data. This information can be used to assess the quality, reliability and trustworthiness of the data.

Trung Dong Huynh, Luc Moreau and Danius Michaelides of Electronics and Computer Science at…

Round-trip testing for Provenance Tool Suite
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