The goal of our project is to develop a tool called WAIVS (Workflows for Analysis of Images and Visual Stylometry) for digital image analysis of paintings that is powerful enough to support advanced research in computer science, cognitive science, art history, and the philosophy of art while providing an accessible interface that can be used by researchers or students with little or no computer science background.
A scientific workflow made in WAIVS is essentially a computer program. So once the user designs the workflow, they can simply click a button to conduct the analysis.
Scientific workflows, like the one shown below, are different from ordinary flowcharts in that they can be directly executed. Once the user designs the workflow, they can simply click the run button to execute the program and conduct the analysis. WAIVS, built upon the Wings workflow system, includes the latest computer vision and artistic style algorithms.