Data Provenance and its Applications
Data Provenance, also referred to as Data Lineage, is metadata that describes from where a digital artifact came. People have argued that such metadata is useful for myriad applications such as reproducibility, forensic analysis, intrusion detection, data retention, regulatory compliance, and more. Unfortunately, the vast majority of work in the area focuses on standardization and collection, not applications. As a result, adoption of provenance in industry has been practically non existent.