[Esip-preserve] Identifiers and Automated Inventory Audits

Curt Tilmes Curt.Tilmes at nasa.gov
Mon Nov 23 14:47:53 EST 2009

Alice Barkstrom wrote:
> Useful information.  The key will be to identify who (person or
> machine) is the responsible identity to note when something
> is missing and filling in the annotation.

> At 11:52 AM 11/23/2009, Greg Janée wrote:
>> Now, these tools don't address the problem of *why* one granule out of
>> a sequence is missing, but assuming that somebody notices this at
>> creation time and investigates it and decides that it's OK that the
>> granule is missing (maybe there were sunspots that day), then these
>> tools can verify the status quo from that point forward.

Peter Fox and Deborah McGuinness have previously discussed some work
similar to this on the Virtual Solar-Terrestrial Observatory [1] using
Proof Markup Language (PML) [2] to represent the provenance of data
ingest and processing, including encoding reasons for missing or bad
data, and inferring reasons for later missing data (because the
earlier data was missing, for example).


[1] http://www.vsto.org/

[2] http://inference-web.org/

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