The METACLIP semantic provenance framework for climate products

Abstract: Having an effective way of dealing with data provenance is a necessary condition to ensure reproducibility, helping to build trust and credibility in research outcomes and the data products delivered. METACLIP (METAdata for CLImate Products) is a language-independent framework envisaged to tackle the problem of climate product provenance description. The solution is based on semantics exploiting the web standard Resource Description Framework (RDF), building on domain-specific extensions of standard vocabularies (e.g., PROV-O) describing the different aspects involved in climate product generation. We illustrate METACLIP through an example application within the open source R computing environment, generating a climate product for which full provenance information is recorded. Finally, the METACLIP Interpreter, a web-based interactive front-end for metadata visualization is presented, helping a diversity of users with different levels of expertise to trace and understand the provenance of a wide variety of climate data products, and to fully reproduce them.

 Autoría: Bedia J., San-Martín D., Iturbide M., Herrera S., Manzanas R., Gutiérrez J.,

 Fuente: Environmental Modelling and Software, 2019, 119, 445-457

Editorial: Elsevier Ltd

 Fecha de publicación: 01/09/2019

Nº de páginas: 13

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.07.005

ISSN: 1364-8152,1873-6726

Proyecto español: CGL2016-79210-R

Proyecto europeo: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/824084/EU/Infrastructure for the European Network for Earth System modelling - Phase 3/IS-ENES3/

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.07.005