Towards the Explanation of Workflows

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Towards the Explanation of Workflows
Across many fields involving complex computing, software systems are being augmented with workflow logging functionality. The log data can be effectively organized using declarative structured languages such as OWL; however, such declarative encodings alone are not enough to facilitate understandable workflow systems with high quality explanation. In this paper, we present our approach for visually explaining OWL-encoded workflow logs for complex systems, which includes the following steps: (i) identifying and normalizing provenance in workflow logs using the provenance interlingua PML2, (ii) using this provenance information, as well as supplemental log data, an abstracted workflow representation known as a RITE network (capable of storing workflow state Relationships, Identifiers, Types, and Explanations), and (iii) visualizing the workflow log by displaying its provenance information as a directed acyclic graph and presenting supplemental explanations for individual workflow states ...
James Michaelis, Li Ding, Deborah L. McGuinness
Added 17 Feb 2011
Updated 17 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2009
Authors James Michaelis, Li Ding, Deborah L. McGuinness
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