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ready Provenance, Authoring and Versioning Ontology

Abbreviation: PAV

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PAV is a lightweight ontology for tracking Provenance, Authoring and Versioning. PAV specializes the W3C provenance ontology PROV-O in order to describe authorship, curation and digital creation of online resources. This ontology describes the defined PAV properties and their usage. Note that PAV does not define any explicit classes or domain/ranges, as every property is meant to be used directly on the described online resource.


Countries that developed this resource France , United Kingdom , United States

Created in 2015

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How to cite this record PAV; Provenance, Authoring and Versioning Ontology; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:35 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 18 2022 6:50 a.m.

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Record added: Oct. 24, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Record updated: June 27, 2018, 12:43 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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PAV ontology: provenance, authoring and versioning.

Ciccarese P,Soiland-Reyes S,Belhajjame K,Gray AJ,Goble C,Clark T
J Biomed Semantics 2013

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