Method for Repairing Process Models with Selection Structures Based on Token Replay

keywords: Logic Petri net, model repair, token replay, choice structures, process model
Enterprise information systems (EIS) play an important role in business process management. Process mining techniques that can mine a large number of event logs generated in EIS become a very hot topic. There always exist some deviations between a process model of EIS and event logs. Therefore, a process model needs to be repaired. For the process model with selection structures, the mining accuracy of the existing methods is reduced because of the additional self-loops and invisible transitions. In this paper, a method for repairing Logical-Petri-nets-based process models with selection structures is proposed. According to the relationship between the input and output places of a sub-model, the deviation position is determined by a token replay method. Then, some algorithms are designed to repair the process models based on logical Petri nets. Finally, the effectiveness of the proposed method is illustrated by some experiments, and the proposed method has relatively high fitness and precision compared with its peers.
reference: Vol. 40, 2021, No. 2, pp. 446–468