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(Re)Use in Public Scientific Workflow Repositories


Scientific workflows have been introduced to enhance reproducibility, sharing and reuse of in-silico experiments. Faced with increasing numbers of workflows available in public repositories, users have a crucial need for assistance in workflow discovery. Identifying the functional elements shared between workflows and thus determining similarity between workflows is then a key point. In this paper, we present the results of a study we performed on 898 workflows from myExperiment. Our contribution is four fold: (i) we discuss the critical problem of identifying workflows and workflow elements, (ii) we provide detailed analysis about the frequencies of re-used elements across workflows, (iii) we consider, for the first time, the problem of cross-author reuse and (iv) we highlight characteristics shared between reused elements.
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hal-00748029 , version 1 (03-11-2012)


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Johannes Starlinger, Sarah Cohen-Boulakia, Ulf Leser. (Re)Use in Public Scientific Workflow Repositories. Scientific and Statistical Database Management - 24th International Conference, SSDBM 2012, Jun 2012, Chania, Greece. pp.361-378. ⟨hal-00748029⟩
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