Development And Usage Of A Process Model Corpus

Tom Thaler, Jürgen Walter, Peyman Ardalani, Peter Fettke, Peter Loos

In: B. Thalheim , H. Jaakkola , Y. Kiyoki , N. Yoshida . Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases XXVI. Seiten 437-448 EJC 272 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications ISBN 978-1-61499-471-8 IOS Press 12/2014.


In spite of the current research activities developing methods and techniques for business process model analysis, a standardized and digital available process model corpus for evaluating these methods and techniques is still missing. Particularly with regard to a consistent appreciation of information systems such a corpus is of high importance, as it improves the development of standardized evaluations. Against that background the paper at hand focusses the development of a process model corpus, whereby reusability is an important aspect. The corpus may serve as a standardized data basis for different application and analysis scenarios, e. g. for replicating prior research results or the evaluation of algorithms, methods and techniques and its further development. In order to realize these objectives the authors propose a procedure model which states as the basis for the developed process model corpus. This corpus contains reference models, models from practice and models from controlled environments and comprises 16 model collections with 2290 process models.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence