Journal article

Stochastic process mining: Earth movers’ stochastic conformance

Sander JJ Leemans, Wil MP van der Aalst, Tobias Brockhoff, Artem Polyvyanyy

Information Systems | Elsevier | Published : 2021

Abstract

Initially, process mining focused on discovering process models from event data, but in recent years the use and importance of conformance checking has increased. Conformance checking aims to uncover differences between a process model and an event log. Many conformance checking techniques and measures have been proposed. Typically, these take into account the frequencies of traces in the event log, but do not consider the probabilities of these traces in the model. This asymmetry leads to various complications. Therefore, we define conformance for stochastic process models taking into account frequencies and routing probabilities. We use the earth movers’ distance between stochastic languag..

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