One of the unanticipated consequences of the Internet age is a pervasive loss of context. Information is often filtered, sampled, repackaged, condensed, or altered to suit any number of purposes. Over time, the entropy of these processes causes information to lose its essential validity. This column argues the needs, applications, and challenges of providing greater access to data provenance in information systems.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering