Open Provenance Model

A model of provenance that is designed to meet the following requirements: (1) To allow provenance information to be exchanged between systems by means of a compatibility layer based on a shared provenance model. (2) To allow developers to build and share tools that operate on such a provenance model. (3) To define provenance in a precise technology-agnostic manner. (4) To support a digital representation of provenance for any 'thing' whether produced by computer systems or not. (5) To allow multiple levels of description to coexist. (6) To define a core set of rules that identify the valid inferences that can be made on provenance representation.

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