Translating Message Sequence Charts to other Process Languages using Process Mining

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Provided by: Eindhoven University of Technology
Topic: Big Data
Format: PDF
Message Sequence Charts (MSCs) are a well known language for specifying scenarios that describe how different actors (e.g., system components, people, or organizations) interact. MSCs are often used as a starting point for software analysts to discuss the behavior of a system with different stakeholders. Often such discussions lead to more complete behavioral models described by e.g. Event-driven Process Chains (EPCs), UML activity diagrams, BPMN models, petri nets, etc. The contribution of this paper is to present a method that uses process mining to translate a set of MSCs that represent example scenarios into a complete process model, e.g., represented in terms of EPCs or petri nets.
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