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OMERO.searcher Overview

Overview of OMERO.searcher

OMERO.searcher is an extension of the OMERO.web client that provides the ability to search for images by their content (e.g., subcellular patterns) rather than just by their annotations. It was developed by the Murphy group at Carnegie Mellon University.


  • finds images whose content, as reflected by subcellular location image features, is similar to one or more query images.
  • can use positive and/or negative examples.
  • can be iterative, meaning it allows the user to refine the search results (a process referred to as relevance feedback).

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Development of OMERO.searcher has been supported by US National Institutes of Health grants GM075205 (R.F. Murphy, PI), EB008516 (K.W. Eliceiri, PI), and GM092708 (C.M. Kane, PI), and by grant 095931 from the Wellcome Trust (Jason Swedlow, PI).


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