Trace alignment in process mining: opportunities for process diagnostics

R.P. Jagadeesh Chandra Bose, W.M.P. Aalst, van der

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Process mining techniques attempt to extract non-trivial knowledge and interesting insights from event logs. Process mining provides a welcome extension of the repertoire of business process analysis techniques and has been adopted in various commercial BPM systems (BPM|one, Futura Reflect, ARIS PPM, Fujitsu, etc.). Unfortunately, traditional process discovery algorithms have problems dealing with less-structured processes. The resulting models are difficult to comprehend or even misleading. Therefore, we propose a new approach based on trace alignment. The goal is to align traces in a way that event logs can be explored easily. Trace alignment can be used in a preprocessing phase where the event log is investigated or filtered and in later phases where detailed questions need to be answered. Hence, it complements existing process mining techniques focusing on discovery and conformance checking.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management (8th International Conference, BPM 2010, Hoboken NJ, USA, September 13-16, 2010. Proceedings)
EditorsR. Hull, J. Mendling, S. Tai
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-15617-5
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


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