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A note, summary, or commentary on some section of a book or a statute that is intended to explain or illustrate its meaning.

An annotation serves as a brief summary of the law and the facts of a case and demonstrates how a particular law enacted by Congress or a state legislature is interpreted and applied. Annotations usually follow the text of the statute they interpret in annotated statutes.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

ANNOTATION, civil law. The designation of a place of deportation. Dig. 32, 1, 3 or the summoning of an, absentee. Dig. lib. 5.
     2. In another sense, annotations were the answers of the prince to questions put to him by private persons respecting some doubtful point of law. See Rescript.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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On top of the basic annotation system, we implemented the experimental conditions for the two user studies.
In this work, we set the threshold value as 75%, that is, in all the GO annotations corresponding to the neighbor nodes of a unidentified protein, when a GO annotation satisfies m/n[greater than or equal to]75%, this GO annotation will be added to the unidentified protein.
This corpus of annotation data, once siloed on individual web pages or dispersed among different tools, now provides enduring value to the user.
This study was designed to investigate how representation tool types, designated "visible annotation," enhance the accuracy of shared knowledge and foster the level of constructed knowledge in CSCL environments.
Annotation based image retrieval (image tagging) permits users to add meta information to images.
The main contribution of this paper is the presentation and the evaluation of a set of mechanisms providing users with the mentioned support to the collaborative annotation of resources.
The purpose of this paper is to describe a device-oriented automatic semantic annotation method in IoT, including a series of processes and corresponding algorithms.
Recently, sparse coding scheme and its variations have been successfully used in image annotation task.
Sadowski, and P Baldi, "Deep autoencoder neural networks for gene ontology annotation predictions," in Proceedings of the 5th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics, ACMBCB 2014, pp.
YouTube had removed Annotations Editor already in 2017, along with the ability to create new annotations or edit existing ones.
"Viewers generally don't love annotations, and on average they close 12 annotations before they click on one of them.