Detection of statistically significant differences between process variants through declarative rules

Adriano Augusto, Alessio Cecconi, Claudio Di Ciccio

Published : 2020


Services and products are often offered via the execution of processes that vary according to the context, requirements, or customisation needs. The analysis of such process variants can highlight differences in the service outcome or quality, leading to process adjustments and improvement. Research in the area of process mining has provided several methods for process variant analysis. However, very few of those account for a statistical significance analysis of their output. Moreover, those techniques detect differences at the level of process traces, single activities, or performance. In this paper, we aim at describing the distinctive behavioural characteristics between variants expresse..

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