Evaluation of Technical Measures for Workflow Similarity Based on a Pilot Study

  • Andreas Wombacher
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4275)


Service discovery of state dependent services has to take workflow aspects into account. To increase the usability of a service discovery, the result list of services should be ordered with regard to the relevance of the services. Means of ordering a list of workflows due to their similarity with regard to a query are missing. In this paper different similarity measures are presented and evaluated based on a pilot of an empirical study. In particular the different measures are compared with the study results. It turns out that the quality of the different measures differ significantly.


Similarity Measure Service Discovery Edit Distance Execution Sequence Mining Measure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Wombacher
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  1. 1.University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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