Probabilistic Optimization of Semantic Process Model Matching

Provided by: Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
Topic: Enterprise Software
Format: PDF
Business Process Models are increasingly used by companies, often yielding repositories of several thousand models. These models are of great value for business analysis such as service identification or process standardization. A problem is though that many of these analyses require the pairwise comparison of process models, which is hardly feasible to do manually give an extensive number of models. While the computation of similarity between a pair of process models has been intensively studied in recent years, there is a notable gap on automatically matching activities of two process models. In this paper, the authors develop an approach based on semantic techniques and probabilistic optimization.

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