Quotation Mendling, Jan, Soffer, Pnina, Fahland, Dirk, Burattin, Andrea, Reijers, Hajo, Vanderfeesten, Irene, Weidlich, Matthias, Weber, Barbara. 2018. Who Is Behind the Model? Classifying Modelers Based on Pragmatic Model Features. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). 322-338.




Process modeling tools typically aid end users in generic, non-personalized ways. However, it is well conceivable that different types of end users may profit from different types of modeling support. In this paper, we propose an approach based on machine learning that is able to classify modelers regarding their expertise while they are creating a process model. To do so, it takes into account pragmatic features of the model under development. The proposed approach is fully automatic, unobtrusive, tool independent, and based on objective measures. An evaluation based on two data sets resulted in a prediction performance of around 90%. Our results further show that all features can be efficiently calculated, which makes the approach applicable to online settings like adaptive modeling environments. In this way, this work contributes to improving the performance of process modelers.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
WU-Journal-Rating new STRAT-C
Language English
Title Who Is Behind the Model? Classifying Modelers Based on Pragmatic Model Features
Year 2018
Page from 322
Page to 338
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98648-7_19
Open Access N


Mendling, Jan (Details)
Burattin, Andrea (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Fahland, Dirk (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
Reijers, Hajo (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
Soffer, Pnina (University of Haifa, Israel)
Vanderfeesten, Irene (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
Weber, Barbara (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Weidlich, Matthias (Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany)
Institute for Data, Process and Knowledge Management (AE Sabou) (Details)
Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility WE (Details)
Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics FI (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5367 Management information systems (Details)
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