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Summary of today's telecon discussions

From: Yolanda Gil <gil@ISI.EDU>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 10:18:40 -0800
Message-Id: <BE59125D-A000-401D-AF7F-AC3658900F77@isi.edu>
To: public-xg-prov@w3.org

A few major points to summarize from the call today:

- I created a wiki page where we can all contribute to create a  
working definition of provenance [1].  Please start contributing to it!

- We will include presentations on our upcoming telecons on PREMIS  
(and PROVENIR?) [2].  Let me know if you have suggestions for  
additional topics.

- Jim, Luc, and I will work on a slide presentation about the group's  
work, see an initial draft in [3].  Not an immediate need, only do  
this when the group is ready.  Audience would be other Semantic Web  
Activity chairs and groups, as well as others in W3C team (for example  
there may be interest in provenance from the XML, HTML, privacy, and  
media groups).

- We should start to synthesize what we are learning from the  
presentations on the state of the art [2].  Perhaps organize a few  
task forces (for example using the three major categories on  
provenance dimensions we could have task forces on content,  
management, and use).  Perhaps start to develop a matrix of  
requirements vs technologies.  We will discuss how to organize this on  
March 19 when we go over the first group deliverable on requirements.

- Some topics for the face-to-face meeting: converge on a working  
definition of provenance, develop a conceptual map of existing  
provenance systems (ie, how do they relate and overlap), patterns for  
provenance (from your needs as a provenance user to pointers on what  
you can use), provenance of *what* (depending on what we are tracking  
provenance for).

Let me know if I left anything out.  Thanks everyone for your  


[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/prov/wiki/What_Is_Provenance
[2] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/prov/wiki/Presentations_on_State_of_the_Art
[3] http://www.isi.edu/~gil/docs/W3C-ProvenanceOverview-March2010.pdf
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