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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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The main aspects that must be taken into account by new interaction models that try to face these challenges emerge from the analysis of the limits of the desktop metaphor, conducted by Kaptelinin and Czerwinski [7], and can be summarized in (a) user collaboration; (b) organization of resources and people around an activity; (c) uniform management of heterogeneous objects and, in particular, uniform annotations. These aspects are partially supported by a number of approaches, with different emphasis on different features.
From this viewpoint, protein function prediction using incomplete annotations can be modeled as a multilabel weak learning problem [22].
The linking of annotations to a subset of a dataset requires a modification to the general data model in Fig.
(1) Providing an auto-freeze method for the annotation cue in remote collaboration study with the support of a visual tracking system to stabilize annotations without pausing the live video on the local user view
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.
However, annotations can be copyrighted if they are written by a private party.
In the second cycle, protein A has three annotated neighbor proteins B, D, E, according to the same principle, annotations 4 and 6 was added to protein A, that is, protein A has three annotations 2, 4 and 6 in total.
Partners can also port over any prior comments made using other services to preserve all interactions as page note annotations. This is what we did when PubMedCommons discontinued commenting.
In this study, we developed "visible annotation" as a representation tool of text-based annotations using computer technology.
Large commercial organizations can do this kind of data collection and annotation internally, in proprietary formats, but then the data is not available to the larger research community.
Semantic annotation in the area of text annotation is the process of associating machine-understandable labels (i.e., semantic information, ontology concepts' URI) to a word or a sentence from text [10].