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The Communications Engineering Branch (CEB) is part of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, an R&D division of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Our mission is to conduct research and development directed toward mission-critical tasks at NLM and NIH, such as cancer research, document delivery, digital preservation, and automated ways of building resources such as MEDLINE®. All software products developed by our researchers are freely available.

A major focus at CEB is image engineering, both for biomedical as well as document images. This includes research in image processing, compression and enhancement. Other research is targeted toward text and data mining. Our work in these areas employs machine learning and natural language processing techniques. Scientific papers by staff appear under publications.

CEB Staff Honors Oct 2011

gold ribbon Dr Dina Demner-Fushman was elected to the membership of the American College of Medical Informatics for major contributions to research in natural language processing and information management for biomedicine.

Dr Daniel Le received the Regents Award for Scholarship or Technical Achievement in recognition for leading the development of the Publisher Data Review System to automatically extract bibliographic data from full-text articles, frequently missing in citations sent to NLM by publishers.

Top Articles in IEEE TITB

IEEE TITB Top 25 Dr. Rahman's paper, "A Learning-Based Similarity Fusion and Filtering Approach for Biomedical Image Retrieval Using SVM Classification and Relevance Feedback", was the second most viewed article in IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine in July 2011.

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MyDelivery: A Novel Method for Information Delivery

The Reunite June 2010. CEB's MyDelivery project team has released its client and server source code for facilitating large file exchange.

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