Machine Learning and Text Mining based Real-Time Semi-Autonomous Staff Assignment System

Halil ARSLAN1, Yunus Emre IŞIK2, Yasin GÖRMEZ2 and Mustafa TEMİZ2

  1. Department of Comuter Engineering,Sivas Cumhuriyet University
    58140 Sivas, Türkiye
  2. Department of Management Information Systems, Sivas Cumhuriyet University
    58140 Sivas, Türkiye


The growing demand for information systems has significantly increased the workload of consulting and software development firms, requiring them to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Usually, these firms rely on a shared pool of staff to carry out multiple projects that require different skills and expertise. However, since the number of employees is limited, the assignment of staff to projects should be carefully decided to increase the efficiency in job-sharing. Therefore, assigning tasks to the most appropriate personnel is one of the challenges of multi-project management. Assign a staff to the project by team leaders or researchers is a very demanding process. For this reason, researchers are working on automatic assignment, but most of these studies are done using historical data. It is of great importance for companies that personnel assignment systems work with real-time data. However, a model designed with historical data has the risk of getting unsuccessful results in real-time data. In this study, unlike the literature, a machine learning-based decision support system that works with real-time data is proposed. The proposed system analyses the description of newly requested tasks using text-mining and machine-learning approaches and then, predicts the optimal available staff that meets the needs of the project task. Moreover, personnel qualifications are iteratively updated after each completed task, ensuring up-to-date information on staff capabilities. In addition, because our system was developed as a microservice architecture, it can be easily integrated into companies’ existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) or portal systems. In a real-world implementation at Detaysoft, the system demonstrated high assignment accuracy, achieving up to 80% accuracy in matching tasks with appropriate personnel.

Key words

multi-project management, task assignment, text mining, staff recommendation

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Volume 21, Issue 1 (January 2024)
Year of Publication: 2024
ISSN: 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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ARSLAN, H., IŞIK, Y. E., GÖRMEZ, Y., TEMİZ, M.: Machine Learning and Text Mining based Real-Time Semi-Autonomous Staff Assignment System. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 21, No. 1, 75–94. (2024),