Semantic querying of business process models

Awad, Ahmed, Polyvyanyy, Artem, & Weske, Mathias (2008) Semantic querying of business process models. In Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, 2008. EDOC '08. 12th International IEEE, IEEE, München, Germany, pp. 85-94.

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Determining similarity between business process models has recently gained interest in the business process management community. So far similarity was addressed separately either at semantic or structural aspect of process models. Also, most of the contributions that measure similarity of process models assume an ideal case when process models are enriched with semantics - a description of meaning of process model elements. However, in real life this results in a heavy human effort consuming pre-processing phase which is often not feasible. In this paper we propose an automated approach for querying a business process model repository for structurally and semantically relevant models. Similar to the search on the Internet, a user formulates a BPMN-Q query and as a result receives a list of process models ordered by relevance to the query. We provide a business process model search engine implementation for evaluation of the proposed approach.

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ID Code: 70712
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1109/EDOC.2008.11
ISBN: 9780769533735
ISSN: 1541-7719
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2014 23:10
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2014 18:16

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