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ready Provenance, Authoring and Versioning Ontology


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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.

How to cite this record PAV; Provenance, Authoring and Versioning Ontology; DOI: 10.25504/FAIRsharing.nbfwwv; Last edited: Feb. 22, 2018, 2:15 p.m.; Last accessed: May 21 2018 3:55 a.m.

Record added: Oct. 24, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Record updated: Jan. 18, 2018, 11:54 a.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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The Network Data Exchange (NDEx)
NDEx is an online commons where scientists can upload, share, and publicly distribute biological networks and pathway models. The NDEx Project maintains a web-accessible public server, a documentation website, provides seamless connectivity to Cytoscape as well as programmatic access using a variety of languages including Python and Java. NDEx users can easily create accounts or sign in using their Google credentials thanks to the supported open authentication (OAUTH2) method and mint DOIs for their networks to use in publications or include in other resources for long term access.

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