Welcome to WMQL’s documentation!

The White Matter Query Language (WMQL) is a technique to formally describe white matter tracts and to automatically extract them from diffusion MRI volumes. This query language allows us to construct a dictionary of anatomical definitions describing white matter tracts. The definitions include adjacent gray and white matter regions, and rules for spatial relations. This enables the encoding of anatomical knowledge of the human brain white matter as well as the automated coherent labeling of white matter anatomy across subjects.

This is an implementation of the WMQL language presented in “The white matter query language: a novel approach for describing human white matter anatomy”, Wassermann et al. Brain Structure and Function 2016 [1].

Click here for Example WMQL usage

Source code in GitHub, and these are the Installation Instructions

This software is published under the following Modified BSD License

Indices and tables


[1]Self archived author version available for download here. The previously published conference article can be found here “On Describing Human White Matter Anatomy: The White Matter Query Language”, Wassermann et al., MICCAI 2013.