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Image Informatics At a National Research Center
Image informatics at the Communications Engineering Branch of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC), a research and development division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), includes document and biomedical images. In both domains, research into computer-assisted methods for information extraction, and the implementation of prototype systems incorporating such methods, is central to our mission. Current document image research focuses on extracting bibliographic data from scanned journal articles. Current biomedical imaging work focuses on content-based image retrieval (CBIR) and related problems in segmentation, indexing, and classifying collections of images of the spine and of the uterine cervix.