Annotation of medical images

Chia Hung Wei, Sherry Y. Chen

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Automatic image annotation is a technique that automatically assigns a set of linguistic terms to images in order to categorize the images conceptually and provide means for effectively accessing images from databases. This chapter firstly introduces fundamentals and techniques of automatic image annotation to give an overview of this research field. A case study, which describes the methodology for annotating mammographic lesions, is then presented. This chapter is intended to disseminate the knowledge of the automatic annotation approaches to the applications of medical image management and to attract greater interest from various research communities to rapidly advance research in this field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Multimedia Databases and Information Retrieval
Subtitle of host publicationAdvancing Applications and Technologies
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781613501269
StatePublished - 2011


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