BEPT: A behavior-based process translator for interpreting and understanding process models

Chen Qian, Lijie Wen, Akhil Kumar

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Abstract

Sharing process models on the web has emerged as a common practice. Users can collect and share their experimental process models with others. However, some users always feel confused about the shared process models for lack of necessary guidelines or instructions. Therefore, several process translators have been proposed to explain the semantics of process models in natural language (NL). We find that previous studies suffer from information loss and generate semantically erroneous descriptions that diverge from original model behaviors. In this paper, we propose a novel process translator named BePT (Behavior-based Process Translator) based on the encoder-decoder paradigm, encoding a process model into a middle representation and decoding the representation into NL descriptions. Our theoretical analysis demonstrates that BePT satisfies behavior correctness, behavior completeness and description minimality. The qualitative and quantitative experiments show that BePT outperforms the state-of-the-art baselines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCIKM 2019 - Proceedings of the 28th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1873-1882
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450369763
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 3 2019
Event28th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2019 - Beijing, China
Duration: Nov 3 2019Nov 7 2019

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings

Conference

Conference28th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2019
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period11/3/1911/7/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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