Why provenance matters

Authors: Michael W. Godfrey

Venue: Perspectives on Data Science for Software Engineering, 2016

Year: 2016

Abstract: We are increasingly seeking to extract more and more information from our software development artifacts to infer high-level understanding of our products and the processes that create them. However, this begs many questions about the artifacts, their inter-relatedness, their histories, and the quality of the information that can be extracted. That is, the provenance of the artifacts must be studied to be able to answer these kinds of questions; this chapter explores the notion of software artifact provenance.


    author = "Michael W. Godfrey",
    title = "Why provenance matters",
    year = "2016",
    booktitle = "Perspectives on Data Science for Software Engineering"

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