Tracking and analyzing the evolution of provenance from scripts

João Felipe Pimentel, Juliana Freire, Vanessa Braganholo, Leonardo Murta

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Script languages are powerful tools for scientists. Scientists use them to process data, invoke programs, and link program outputs/inputs. During the life cycle of scientific experiments, scientists compose scripts, execute them, and perform analysis on the results. Depending on the results, they modify their script to get more data to confirm the original hypothesis or to test a new hypothesis, evolving the experiment. While some tools capture provenance from the execution of scripts, most approaches focus on a single execution, leaving out the possibility to analyze the provenance evolution of the experiment as a whole. This work enables tracking and analyzing the provenance evolution gathered from scripts. Tracking the provenance evolution also helps to reconstruct the environment of previous executions for reproduction. Provenance evolution analysis allows comparison of executions to understand what has changed and supports the decision of which execution provides better results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProvenance and Annotation of Data and Processes - 6th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2016, Proceedings
EditorsBoris Glavic, Marta Mattoso
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783319405926
StatePublished - 2016
Event6th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2016 - McLean, United States
Duration: Jun 7 2016Jun 8 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other6th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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