The FloWr Online Platform Automated Programming and Computational Creativity as a Service

Charnley, John, Colton, Simon, Llano, Teresa and Corneli, Joseph (2016) The FloWr Online Platform Automated Programming and Computational Creativity as a Service. In: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Computational Creativity, France.

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We present recent developments in the Flowchart Writer (FloWr) project, where we have built a framework for imple- menting creative systems as flowcharts of processing nodes. We describe how the system has been migrated from a desk- top application to a web portal and document the various fea- tures that the portal provides to support Computational Cre- ativity research and development. This includes a node devel- opment package and automated chart development assistants. We detail how we have supplemented the online graphical platform with a web service API to enable developers to re- motely access the features of FloWr through a programming language of their choice. This encompasses developing sys- tems as flowcharts, together with running flowcharts remotely and also allows developers to publish flowcharts as web ser- vices. Importantly, the API allows Computational Creativity researchers to experiment with the automated development of creative software systems. To encourage this, we have also in- troduced simple models for automated software development into the FloWr API itself, providing a novel system for un- sophisticated users to experiment with. We demonstrate the potential benefits of using FloWr, with case studies showing how the web portal has been used for both node and chart development by novice and expert users.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Computer Science, Information & General Works
Courses by Department: The Games Academy > Digital Games
Depositing User: Simon Colton
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2017 13:17
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 13:45


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