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Automated Discovery of Data Transformations for Robotic Process Automation

Volodymyr Leno, Marlon Dumas, Marcello La Rosa, Fabrizio M Maggi, Artem Polyvyanyy

Proceedings of AAAI-20 workshop on Intelligent Process Automation | AAAI Press | Published : 2020


Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a technology for automating repetitive routines consisting of sequences of user interactions with one or more applications. In order to fully exploit the opportunities opened by RPA, companies need to discover which specific routines may be automated, and how. In this setting, this paper addresses the problem of analyzing User Interaction (UI) logs in order to discover routines where a user transfers data from one spreadsheet or (Web) form to another. The paper maps this problem to that of discovering data transformations by example - a problem for which several techniques are available. The paper shows that a naive application of a state-of-the-art techni..

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