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 +====== A Meta Model for Process Mining Data ======
  
 +B.F. van Dongen and W.M.P. van der Aalst\\
 +//​Proceedings of the CAiSE'​05 WORKSHOPS, volume 2, pages 309--320, isbn 972-752-077-4,​ 2005//\\
 +
 +===== Abstract =====
 +
 +Modern process-aware information systems store detailed information about processes as they are being executed. This kind of information can be used for very different purposes. The term process mining
 +refers to the techniques and tools to extract knowledge (e.g., in the form
 +of models) from this. Several key players in this area have developed sophisticated process mining tools, such as Aris PPM and the HP Business
 +Cockpit, that are capable of using the information available to generate
 +meaningful insights.
 +
 +What most of these commercial process mining tools have in common
 +is that installation and maintenance of the systems requires enormous
 +effort, and deep knowledge of the underlying information system. Moreover, information systems log events in different ways. Therefore, the
 +interface between process-aware information systems and process mining tools is far from trivial. It is vital to correctly map and interpret event
 +logs recorded by the underlying information systems. Therefore, we propose a meta model for event logs. We give the requirements for the data
 +that should be available, both informally and formally. Furthermore,​ we
 +back our meta model up with an XML format called MXML and a tooling framework that is capable of reading MXML files. Although, the
 +approach presented in this paper is very pragmatic, it can be seen as a
 +first step towards and ontological analysis of process mining data.
 +
 +===== Links =====
 +
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