Provenance and Linked Data in Biological Data Webs

Presented at: Linked Data on the Web (LDOW2008)

by Jun Zhao, David Shotton, Graham Klyne


To created a linked data web of heterogeneous biological data resources, we need not only to define and create the alignment between related data resources but also to express the knowledge about why data items from different sources are linked with each other and how each data link has evolved, so that scientists can trust the data links provided by the data web. This paper highlights the importance of keeping provenance information about the links between data items from different sources, and proposes the use of named graphs to make a provenance statement about each pair of linked data items and each release of a data web.

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