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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 is less content for the non-rap genres, with fewer artists covered and fewer annotations per song.
Following the previous studies, we found that existing annotation systems do not support the Chinese interface of Scratch programming, and users cannot make, review, and share annotations directly inside the Scratch programming editing environment.
In addition to these works, many approaches have been conducted, with different points by researchers, such as [45], [46], [47], [48], [49] leading to various forms of semantic annotations for process models.
Even if sometimes our method assigns keywords excluded in the ground truth annotations to an image, these keywords are still meaningful for the image in fact.
Clearly, human annotation of the results from processors such as speech recognizers is extremely important, and it would be convenient if human annotation were supported in a standard, vendor-independent way.
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.
Brigitte Mondrain's essay opens the collection, offering both a formal analysis of marginalia as well as an analysis of the types of marginal annotations.
Today's approach to sharing annotations within the scientific community includes paper, e-mail, presentations and reports, but this creates many challenges.
Bii will assist Lucidyx in the further development of two key integration products that enable life science software developers who develop tools that access genomic data through either Oracle(R) or through application programming interfaces (APIs) to conveniently and transparently query and retrieve information from Searcher(TM), a next-generation genomic annotation search engine developed by Lucidyx.
This is more than a list of lists: the selections are thoughtful and the annotations concise.
The Jewish Study Bible contains introductions, annotations and background, and interpretive essays.