Distributed Process Discovery and Conformance Checking

Provided by: Queensland Treasury Corporation
Topic: Big Data
Format: PDF
Process mining techniques have matured over the last decade and more and more organization started to use this new technology. The two most important types of process mining are process discovery (i.e., learning a process model from example behavior recorded in an event log) and conformance checking (i.e., comparing modeled behavior with observed behavior). Process mining is motivated by the availability of event data. However, as event logs become larger (say terabytes), performance becomes a concern. The only way to handle larger applications while ensuring acceptable response times is to distribute analysis over a network of computers (e.g., multicore systems, grids, and clouds). This paper provides an overview of the different ways in which process mining problems can be distributed.

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