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README.md

PAV ontology

Provenance Authoring and Versioning ontology

Attribution and license

The PAV ontology is licensed under the Apache License 2.0.

Authors:

Contributors:

Documentation

See the documentation, and the ontology documentation.

The blog post Recording authorship, curation and digital creation with the PAV ontology gives a brief introduction to PAV, while the paper PAV ontology: provenance, authoring and versioning gives full details of the PAV ontology and its use.

Versioning

Current version: http://purl.org/pav/ should redirect to pav.rdf from this repository.

See also versions and namespaces for details on referencing the ontology.

Contributing

If you have any questions or issues, feel free to raise a issue or post on the PAV forum.

To suggest improvements to the ontology and its documentation, you may raise a pull request (note that the text of index.html is generated from pav.rdf).

If you are using PAV, feel free to add it to the PAV in use.

Publications

How to cite PAV:

Paolo Ciccarese, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Khalid Belhajjame, Alasdair JG Gray, Carole Goble and Tim Clark: PAV ontology: Provenance, Authoring and Versioning. Journal of Biomedical Semantics 2013, 4:37. doi:10.1186/2041-1480-4-37

See also the full list of publications.