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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.
4 presents the precision-recall curves of implementation I and V on corel5k, with the number of annotations from 2 to 10.
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.
This column looks at just two of the new features--support for human annotation and better integration with Emotion Markup Language (EmotionML).
Keywords: Co-training, Automatic image annotation, SVM, Bayesian classifier
These draw on the same research as the annotations and provide a context for each document and at least a minimum amount of information about the creator of the document.
Marilyn Nicoud uses the marginal annotations in Isaac Judeus's Universal Diets and his Particular Diets to recover the practical teaching that occurred in the medical faculty at the University of Paris in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
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.