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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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There are now a dozen pages in annotation, a wide-ranging group that includes jQuery source code, President Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union address (annotated by four of his former speech writers), and the Federal Reserve Board's Beige Book.
Moreover, the result showed that students who were arranged in an annotation tool group had significantly better error recognition learning performance than those who were arranged in a traditional paper-based annotation group.
Second, to achieve semantic interoperability in a heterogeneity context, a common process semantic annotation model is developed and presented formally.
These approaches, however, treat ranking and annotation as two separate procedures while they are highly dependent in fact.
And to the point, the index is especially useful and impressive in the labor it took Duquesne's indexer to cull and arrange the annotations by number under each author listed.
1 provides a new annotation element that allows the correct result to be recorded, as well as information about the annotator and the annotator's confidence in the annotations.
A lot of annotation algorithms have been proposed [1-9], which testify that the technique of automatic image annotation can boost the quality of image retrieval greatly.
In this screenshot, an article abstract from PubMed appears in the upper portion of the Web browser, and the semantically rich annotation being made by a user in the bottom portion of the browser.
This integration is done at the SQL level so it is easy for the user to write sophisticated queries linking their data in Oracle to genomic annotations accessed via Searcher.
net/) where the clinical annotation of the samples (anatomy, pathology, clinical pathology) is pending.
Marketing teams, with Image Annotations, will be able to mark up images, and share annotations and related comments with others.