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Illustration Provenance Concepts from the Charter
In the example, r1 and r2 are resources.
2. Process execution
In the example, newspaper (news) publishing c1 is a process execution.
3. Recipe link
In the example, tools1 is a recipe.
In the example, alice, bob, news, gov and joe are agents.
In the example, joe plays the role of writer; li2 plays the role of license to the publication activity.
In the example, the government portal is hosted in England.
In the example, chart c1 is a derivation of data set d1.
In the example, chart c1 was generated by the execution of software tool1.
In the example, in the generation of chart c1 the turtle (lcp1) was used.
10. Ordering of Processes
In the example, the analyst (alice) downloads a turtle serialization after r1 was published on the government portal.
In the example, data set (d2) is a new version of data set (d1)
The analyst that created the chart (c1) participated in the creation of the newspaper story (art1)
In the example, the publication of the chart (c2) is controlled by the blogger bob.
14. Provenance Container
Blogger bob retrieves the provenance of chart, c1, published by the newspaper. The retrieved document describing the provenance is an example of a provenance container.
15. Views or Accounts
In the example, joe, the writer, has a different view of how the chart, c1, was created than alice the analyst. Alice can probably give a more specific account of its creation than joe.
There are many instances of time within the example that might be useful to know. Two examples:
- Blogger bob, can detect that the data was changed after the newspaper story's publication.
- Data (d1) was analysed before resource (r2) was published.
The newspaper story (art1) contains chart (c1). art1's provenance includes the provenance of the chart as well as the fact that it was written by joe.