Computer vision in cell biology

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Computer vision refers to the theory and implementation of artificial systems that extract information from images to understand their content. Although computers are widely used by cell biologists for visualization and measurement, interpretation of image content, i.e., the selection of events worth observing and the definition of what they mean in terms of cellular mechanisms, is mostly left to human intuition. This Essay attempts to outline roles computer vision may play and should play in image-based studies of cellular life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)973-978
Number of pages6
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 23 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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