Paul Groth of the W3C has shared a new report out of the Provenance Working Group: “After an intense and fun week at the International Semantic Web Conference, I wanted to bring you up to date with the fourth face-to-face meeting of the Provenance Working Group. The meeting was held the two days before the start of ISWC and hosted by the W3C in their offices. We had 12 in-person participants and several who attended remotely on the phone.”

He goes on, “The meeting was very productive. We resolved the last major outstanding issue in the PROV data model around the concept of mentionOf, which was designed to connect bundles of provenance together. Many in the working group felt that the concept was extremely useful in applications where provenance is collected by multiple parties over time, however, others felt that the concept was not precise nor well-understood. In the end, the group felt that it was too early to standardize the concept and instead agreed to produce a note and see if the community would use it. In addition, to this, we also resolved some other issues and went through the responses to public comments.”

Read more here.

Image: Courtesy W3C