Abstract：Process mining is an emerging discipline providing comprehensive sets of tools to provide fact-based insights and to support process improvements. This new discipline builds on process model-driven approaches and data-centric analysis techniques such as machine learning and data mining. Conformance checking approaches, i.e., techniques to compare and relate event logs and process models, are one of the three core process mining techniques. It is shown that conformance can be quantified and that deviations can be diagnosed. BPMN 2.0 model has so powerful expression ability that it can express complex patterns like multi-instance, sub-process, OR gateway and boundary event. However, there is no existing conformance checking algorithm supporting such complex patterns. To solve this problem, this paper proposes an algorithm (Acorn) for conformance checking for BPMN 2.0 model, which supports aforesaid complex patterns. The algorithm uses A\+* algorithm to find the minimum cost alignment, which is used to calculate fitness between BPMN 2.0 model and the log. In addition, virtual cost and expected cost are introduced for optimization. Experimental evaluations show that Acorn can find the best alignment by exploiting the meanings of BPMN 2.0 elements correctly and efficiently, and the introduction of virtual cost and expectation cost indeed reduces the search space.
汪玉泉,闻立杰,闫志强. 基于对齐的BPMN 2.0模型符合性检测算法[J]. 计算机研究与发展, 2017, 54(9): 1920-1930.
Wang Yuquan, Wen Lijie, Yan Zhiqiang. Alignment Based Conformance Checking Algorithm for BPMN 2.0 Model. Journal of Computer Research and Development, 2017, 54(9): 1920-1930.