Provenance Aware Linked Sensor Data

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Provenance, from the French word “provenir”, describes the lineage or history of a data entity. Provenance is critical information in the sensors domain to identify a sensor and analyze the observation data over time and geographical space. In this paper, we present a framework to model and query the provenance information associated with the sensor data exposed as part of the Web of Data using the Linked Open Data conventions. This is accomplished by developing an ontology-driven provenance management infrastructure that includes a representation model and query infrastructure. This provenance infrastructure, called Sensor Provenance Management System (PMS), is underpinned by a domain specific provenance ontology called Sensor Provenance (SP) ontology. The SP ontology extends the Provenir upper level provenance ontology to model domain-specific provenance in the sensor domain. In this paper, we describe the implementation of the Sensor PMS for provenance tracking in the Linked Sensor Data.

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Patni, H. K., Sahoo, S. S., Henson, C. A., & Sheth, A. P. (2010). Provenance Aware Linked Sensor Data.