Leopold, Henrik, Sergey Smirnov and Jan Mendling (2010)

Refactoring of process model activity labels

in: Hopfe, Christina J., Yazine Rezgui, Elisabeth Métais, Alun Preece and Haijiang Li (ed.): Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB), Springer, (2010), 268-276.

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Abstract: Recently many companies have expanded their business process modeling projects such that thousands of process models are designed and maintained. Activity labels of these models are related to different styles according to their grammatical structure. There are several guidelines that suggest using a verb-object labeling style. Meanwhile, real-world process models often include labels that do not follow this style. In this paper we investigate the potential to improve the label quality automatically. We define and implement an approach for automatic refactoring of labels following action-noun style into verb-object labels. We evaluate the proposed techniques using a collection of real-world process models—the SAP Reference Model.

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