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EMiT: A process mining tool. (English) Zbl 1094.68598
Cortadella, Jordi (ed.) et al., Applications and theory of Petri nets 2004. 25th international conference, ICATPN 2004, Bologna, Italy, June 21–25, 2004. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 3-540-22236-7/pbk). Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3099, 454-463 (2004).
Summary: Process mining offers a way to distill process models from event logs originating from transactional systems in logistics, banking, e-business, health-care, etc. The algorithms used for process mining are complex and in practise large logs are needed to derive a high-quality process model. To support these efforts, the process mining tool EMiT has been built. EMiT is a tool that imports event logs using a standard XML format as input. Using an extended version of the \(\alpha\)-algorithm it can discover the underlying process model and represent it in terms of a Petri net. This Petri net is then visualized by the program, automatically generating a “smart” layout of the model. To support the practical application of the tool, various adapters have been developed that allow for the translation of system-specific logs to the standard XML format. As a running example, we use an event log generated by the workflow management system Staffware.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1052.68002].
MSC:
68Q85 Models and methods for concurrent and distributed computing (process algebras, bisimulation, transition nets, etc.)
Software:
EMiT
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