Understanding provenance black boxes

@article{Chapman2009UnderstandingPB,
  title={Understanding provenance black boxes},
  author={Adriane Chapman and H. V. Jagadish},
  journal={Distributed and Parallel Databases},
  year={2009},
  volume={27},
  pages={139-167}
}
Current provenance stores associated with workflow management systems (WfMSs) capture enough coarse-grained information to describe which datasets were used and which processes were run. While this information is enough to rebuild a workflow run, it is not enough to facilitate user understanding. Because the data is manipulated via a series of black boxes, it is often impossible for a human to understand what happened to the data. In this work, we highlight the missing information that can… CONTINUE READING
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