System and method for identifying related events in a resource network monitoring system

  • US 8,341,106 B1
  • Filed: 12/07/2011
  • Issued: 12/25/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/07/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computerized method performed using a processor for identifying related events in a water network monitoring system, the events represented by stored event data derived from data received from one or more sources including sensor data received from a plurality of sensors in the water network, each event data comprising data identifying an event and one or more characteristics of the event, the method comprising:

  • retrieving event data from an event database, the event data representing a plurality of events which have been processed from anomalies received from the water network monitoring system and which each contain a plurality of data fields including event start time and event magnitude;

    identifying at least two events from the event data as being candidate events that are likely to constitute parts of a composite event, the identified candidate events each being determined by the water network monitoring system not to be statistically significant enough to be reported as events by themselves;

    selecting an event combination rule, the event combination rule including one or more tests to determine whether the candidate events are related and can be combined to form a composite event of a given event type;

    comparing one or more event characteristics between the at least two candidate events based on the event combination rule;

    determining, based at least in part on the comparison, that at least two candidate events are related to one another and are processible as a single event of the given event type; and

    reporting the determination of the at least two candidate events as being related and as the single event of the given event type to a user via a user interface.

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