Samsung SDS has patented a method and apparatus for creating workflows using log files generated while a user performs a task. The process involves parsing events, grouping sequences, and creating activity groups for automation through robotic process automation (RPA). The workflow is visually presented to the user for easy understanding. GlobalData’s report on Samsung SDS gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Method for creating workflow based on user task log files

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Samsung SDS Co Ltd

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11880793B2) discloses a method for creating a workflow using a computing device with at least one processor. The method involves obtaining a log file generated during a user's task performance, parsing events in the log file to create an activity sequence, grouping partial sequences from the activity sequence to form activity groups for different repetitive tasks, and generating a workflow for robotic process automation (RPA) script. The workflow, including automated repetitive tasks, is visually presented to the user via a display. The method aims to streamline task automation by analyzing user activity data and creating efficient workflows based on the identified patterns.

Furthermore, the patent details various aspects of the method, such as real-time log file acquisition, activity sequence creation based on parsed events, grouping partial sequences according to similarity, and filtering activity groups. It also includes steps for determining activity keys, extending partial sequence lengths, and creating section workflows for target activity groups. The apparatus described in the patent includes a processor, network interface, memory, and a computer program loaded into memory for executing the workflow creation process. By automating repetitive tasks through RPA scripts generated from analyzed user activity data, the method outlined in the patent aims to enhance workflow efficiency and productivity for users utilizing computing devices with processors.

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