Welcome to X en Provenance, a blog about the collection and analysis of provenance. Provenance is the history of an object and can be used to answer questions such as: When was this object created? Was there more than one owner of this object? When was the last time this object was in France?
In the digital domain we have a different definition for “object” than that found in the physical world. In the PASS group, we define an object to be from a well-defined set of operating system artifacts. Currently an object can be a file, a process, or a pipe.