Method and an Apparatus for Clustering Process Models
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The invention relates to an apparatus for clustering process models each consisting of model elements comprising a text phrase which describes in a natural language a process activity according to a process modeling language grammar and a natural language grammar, wherein said apparatus comprises a process object ontology memory for storing a process object ontology, a distance calculation unit for calculating a distance matrix employing said processing modeling language grammar and said natural language grammar, wherein said distance matrix consists of distances each indicating a dissimilarity of a pair of said process models, and a clustering unit which partitions said process models into a set of clusters based on said calculated distance matrix.
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US 8,180,627 B2
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Appl. No.: 12/166,647, Filed: 02.07.2008, Date of patent: 15.05.2012