OMERO.searcher: content-based image search for microscope images

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Figure 1: Results of retrieval performance tests.


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This research was supported in part by US National Institutes of Health grants GM075205, EB008516 and GM092708 and by grant 095931 from the Wellcome Trust. B.H.C. was supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the Korea Research Foundation Grant (KRF-2008-D00316). We thank K. Eliceiri, J. Swedlow, J. Moore, D. Orloff, L. Wu and C. Faloutsos for helpful discussions.

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Cho, B., Cao-Berg, I., Bakal, J. et al. OMERO.searcher: content-based image search for microscope images. Nat Methods 9, 633–634 (2012).

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