It’s a pleasure to share the accomplishment of two members of Penn database group at PODS 2017 conference here in Chicago. Prof. Susan Davidson gave a wonderful keynote talk about our work on data citation and provenance. Prof. Val Tennan has received the ToT (test of time) award for his work on semirings provenance “The Semiring Framework for Database Provenance“. Prof. Val gave a great talk about the influence of semiring provenance work on various modern data problems.
Congratulations Sue and Val!
Our paper “Automating Data Citation in CiteDB” will appear in PVLDB 2017 (Munich, Germany).
An increasing amount of information is being collected in structured, evolving, curated databases, driving the ques- tion of how information extracted from such datasets via queries should be cited. While several databases say how data should be cited for web-page views of the database, they leave it to users to manually construct the citations. Furthermore, they do not say how data extracted by queries other than web-page views general queries should be cited. This demo shows how citations can be specified for a small set of views of the database, and used to automatically gen- erate citations for general queries against the database.