Provenance storage, querying, and visualization in PBase

Víctor Cuevas-Vicenttín, Parisa Kianmajd, Bertram Ludäscher, Paolo Missier, Fernando Chirigati, Yaxing Wei, David Koop, Saumen Dey

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We present PBase, a repository for scientific workflows and their corresponding provenance information that facilitates the sharing of experiments among the scientific community. PBase is interoperable since it uses ProvONE, a standard provenance model for scientific workflows. Workflows and traces are stored in RDF, and with the support of SPARQL and the tree cover encoding, the repository provides a scalable infrastructure for querying the provenance data. Furthermore, through its user interface, it is possible to: visualize workflows and execution traces; visualize reachability relations within these traces; issue SPARQL queries; and visualize query results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProvenance and Annotation of Data and Processes - 5th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2014, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsBeth Plale, Bertram Ludäscher, Bertram Ludäscher
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783319164618
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2014 - Cologne, Germany
Duration: Jun 10 2014Jun 11 2014

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


Other5th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2014


  • PBase
  • ProvONE
  • Provenance repository
  • Scientific workflows

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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