Mining Decision Activity Logs

  • Razvan Petrusel
  • Daniel Mican
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 57)

Abstract

This paper introduces our work regarding the mining of decision activity logs generated by the users of a decision support system-like environment. We will show that a DSS can be modified in order to become “decision-aware. If the system offers support for all the data and information needs of the decision maker, how the user interacts with the software can provide us with a new perspective over the implicit and explicit knowledge employed in the decision process, as well as the decision patterns and strategies used for that decisional situation. All this valuable information will be stored as activity logs. Those logs need to be mined in order to build a graphical representation of the decision process. As proof-of-concept we focus on the enterprise loan contracting decision situation. We will show some of the models we created using several process mining algorithms and our own approach. Based on those models, we argue the new insights we can provide into the decision making process and the knowledge that is now explained and depicted as diagrams.

Keywords

decision mining user activity log process mining mining algorithm decision reference model 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Razvan Petrusel
    • 1
  • Daniel Mican
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Economical Sciences and Business AdministrationBabes-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

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