W3C’s Provenance Incubator Group has published its final report. The report gives a thorough overview on the concept of Provenance, on its usage (describing several usage scenarios), requirements, as well as the available provenance vocabularies. The document also includes a proposed roadmap to address the identified gaps analyzed elsewhere in the report.
This report is not the only output of the Incubator group. The group’s wiki page contains a number of additional information and reports that are of interest. Among these are:
- Report on “Requirements for Provenance on the Web”, released April 9, 2010.
- Report on Provenance Requirements for the Next Version of RDF, posted May 19, 2010 (presented at the RDF Next Steps workshop). See also the slides from the presentation.
- Report on “Provenance Vocabulary Mappings”, released August 6, 2010, comparing the different Provenance vocabularies and presents a possible mapping among them.
- Broad recommendations for further work, released December 14, 2010.