[DG-BSC] Provenance definitions for BSC Report

j stollman stollman.j at gmail.com
Tue Jan 31 10:29:37 CST 2017


While I appreciate that "functional" definition posited by ISO/NIST, I
think that it is too broad to define "provenance."  To me, the definition
seems more applicable to the term "attribute" and "provenance" is merely
one of many attributes that we might use to assess quality, reliability, or
trustworthiness.  I am not even certain that provenance addresses
reliability or trustworthiness.

Paraphrasing a definition that I found online, I think that provenance may
be defined as


   - "an attribute that provides a record of ownership or control of a
   thing or datum which can be used as a guide to authenticity or quality."

Jeff


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On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 4:52 PM, Kathleen Connor <
kathleen_connor at comcast.net> wrote:

> Hi
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> Below are the best Provenance definitions that seem appropriate for the
> BSC Report that I can find among the ISO/NIST etc. sources I reviewed.
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> Provenance = DF:  Information about entities, activities, and people
> involved in producing a piece of data or thing, which can be used to form
> assessments about its quality, reliability or trustworthiness.
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> W3C PROV-Overview http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-prov-overview-20121211
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> Provenance of a resource is a record that describes entities and processes
> involved in producing and delivering or otherwise influencing that
> resource. Provenance provides a critical foundation for assessing
> authenticity, enabling trust, and allowing reproducibility. Provenance
> assertions are a form of contextual metadata and can themselves become
> important records with their own provenance.
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> [W3C Provenance XG Final Report] http://www.w3.org/2005/
> Incubator/prov/XGR-prov-20101214/#Importance_of_provenance
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