Artifact Relationship Best Practices and Considerations
The SEARCCH hub supports the concept of artifact relationships in order to help users more easily find related artifacts (e.g., the software that was used to perform the research described in a paper.) Supported relationships are:
Some relationships do not make sense between certain artifacts, so choosing the right relationship for each artifact pair is important. Table 1 shows good relationships between artifact types. The "uses" relationship is also provided in the event that one of the other relationships does not quite express the intended relationship.
Table 1. Best uses of supported artifact relationships
artifact > < (derived) artifact description publication cites cited by publication General citation of another publication publication extends extended by publication Work described builds on another prior work (stronger citation) publication supplements supplemented by publication Report provides supplemental material for another publication publication describes described by software Paper describes software implementation publication describes described by dataset Paper describes dataset (can be input or output) software processes processed by dataset Software processes an input dataset software produces produced by dataset Software produces or creates an output dataset software requires required by software Software requires another piece of software to work
Here are some examples in practice:
- work described in a published conference paper (publication) extends work described in another published conference paper (publication)
- a dissertation (publication) provides supplemental information to a published conference paper (publication)
- a published conference paper (publication) describes an ML algorithm (software) and training data (dataset)
- an ML program (software) processes training data (dataset) to produce a trained model (dataset)
- an ML program (software) processes a trained model (dataset) and input data (dataset) to produce detections (dataset)
- wireshark (software) requires libpcap (software)
- a published conference paper (publication) describes an experiment (other)
- an experiment setup/configuration (software) requires a traffic generator (software) and an analysis program (software)
By specifying these kinds of relationships during the import process, you can help other researchers find all the artifacts associated with your body of research.
When importing an artifact, you should specify the forward relationships. The hub will automatically derive and display the reverse relationships.
If you need to add a forward relationship to an already published artifact that you own, please request using the "Send Us Feedback" form.
If you need to add a forward relationship to an already published artifact that someone else owns, please contact the artifact owner.