Successful PROV Tutorial at EDBT by Paul Groth.
From the post:
On March 20th, 2013 members of the Provenance Working Group gave a tutorial on the PROV family of specifications at the EDBT conference in Genova, Italy. EDBT (“Extending Database Technology”) is widely regarded as one of the prime venues in Europe for dissemination of data management research.
The 1.5 hours tutorial was attended by about 26 participants, mostly from academia. It was structured into three parts of approximately the same length. The first two parts introduced PROV as a relational data model with constraints and inference rules, supported by a (nearly) relational notation (PROV-N). The third part presented known extensions and applications of PROV, based on the extensive PROV implementation report and implementations known to the presenter at the time.
All the presentation material is available here.
As the first part of the tutorial notes:
- Provenance is not a new subject
- workflow systems
- knowledge representation
- information retrieval
- Existing community-grown vocabularies
- Open Provenance Model (OPM)
- Dublin Core
- Provenir ontology
- Provenance vocabulary
- SWAN provenance ontology
The existence of “other” vocabularies isn’t an issue for topic maps.
You can query on “your” vocabulary and obtain results from “other” vocabularies.
Enriches your information and that of others.
You will need to know about the vocabularies of others and their oddities.
For the W3C work on provenance, follow this tutorial and the others it mentions.