Scalable Process Discovery with Guarantees

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Scalable Process Discovery with Guarantees
Abstract Considerable amounts of data, including process event data, are collected and stored by organisations nowadays. Discovering a process model from recorded process event data is the aim of process discovery algorithms. Many techniques have been proposed, but none combines scalability with quality guarantees, e.g. can handle billions of events or thousands of activities, and produces sound models (without deadlocks and other anomalies), and guarantees to rediscover the underlying process in some cases. In this paper, we introduce a framework for process discovery that computes a directly-follows graph by passing over the log once, and applying a divide-and-conquer strategy. Moreover, we introduce three algorithms using the framework. We experimentally show that it sacrifices little compared to algorithms that use the full event log, while it gains the ability to cope with event logs of 100,000,000 traces and processes of 10,000 activities.
Sander J. J. Leemans, Dirk Fahland, Wil M. P. van
Added 17 Apr 2016
Updated 17 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2015
Authors Sander J. J. Leemans, Dirk Fahland, Wil M. P. van der Aalst
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