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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.

See: caption, comment, explanation, memorandum, notation, note, observation

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.

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26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Attensity(@Attensity), a leading provider of solutions to surface business intelligence through real-time discovery, today announced Attensity's Semantic Annotation combined with its Software Development Kit (SDK).
Keywords: workflow model, interoperability, semantic annotations, ontologies, common workflow ontology, common process semantic annotation model
A patent application filed in February and released to the public this week reveals Google's attempt to build games on top of digital videos using an interactive annotation system.
ABSTRACT: Search-based automatic image annotation is an effective technology to enhance the performance of annotation.
For the purposes of the annotation functionality, the implementation procedure exploited the potentials of the JFC/Swing Lightweight Component Framework and Containment Model (Pantham, 1999; Piroumian, 1999) so that the DC application was developed on a multi-containment, multi-layer infrastructure.
The process of making sense out of a DNA sequence by finding genes and other interesting patterns in the strings of letters is called annotation, and it's often the most difficult aspect of a sequencing project, says computer scientist Peter D.
PowerLISP Solutions has introduced Annotation Suite for AutoCAD Releases 14 and 2000, a utility collection that expands users' abilities to create, manipulate, and manage their annotation objects, including attributes, dimensions, mtext objects, and text objects.
Any annotation can be hyperlinked, moved, deleted, or have its properties changed.
ANNOVAR enables the annotation of genomic variants on a variety of species including human.
By creating a place to gather information about annotations, annotation tools, and annotations for commonly-used libraries, we are hoping to produce a resource that will help any developer build better software.
We evaluate the proposed method in Annota--a service for bookmarking and collaborative annotation of Web pages and PDF documents displayed in a web browser.