Service Extraction from Operator Procedures in Process Industries

  • Jingwen He
  • Sandeep Purao
  • Jon Becker
  • David Strobhar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6629)


Procedures are a common knowledge form in process industries such as refineries. A typical refinery captures hundreds of procedures documenting actions that operators must follow. Maintaining the action-knowledge contained in these procedures is important because it represents a key organizational asset that can be leveraged to minimize the threat of accidents. We develop an approach that extracts services from these operator procedures. The paper describes the heuristics underlying this approach, illustrates its application, and discusses implications.


Service Extraction Knowledge Modules Knowledge Representation Heuristics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jingwen He
    • 1
  • Sandeep Purao
    • 1
  • Jon Becker
    • 1
  • David Strobhar
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Information Sciences and TechnologyThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Beville Engineering, Inc.USA

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