ELAN (EUDICO Linguistic Annotator) is an annotation tool that allows you to create, edit, visualize and search annotations for video and audio data. It was developed at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, with the aim to provide a sound technological basis for the annotation and exploitation of multi-media recordings. ELAN is specifically designed for the analysis of language, sign language, and gesture, but it can be used by everybody who works with media corpora, i.e., with video and/or audio data, for purposes of annotation, analysis and documentation.


Responsable du projetMax Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Language Archive, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Dernière versionELAN v 4.9.0
Site Webhttps://tla.mpi.nl/tools/tla-tools/elan/
SystèmesWindows, Linux, MacOS
Interface – Ergonomie
Open source : the source code is available upon request under the Gnu Public License 2 (in some cases GPL 3).
Format des corpus en entréeFormat XML spécialisé (« EAF »: ELAN Annotation Format). Export possible dans d’autres formats
Format des corpus en sortieFormat XML spécialisé (« EAF »: ELAN Annotation Format). Export possible dans d’autres formats
Annotations gérées par l’outilWith ELAN a user can add an unlimited number of annotations to audio and/or video streams. An annotation can be a sentence, word or gloss, a comment, translation or a description of any feature observed in the media. Annotations can be created on multiple layers, called tiers. Tiers can be hierarchically interconnected. An annotation can either be time-aligned to the media or it can refer to other existing annotations. The textual content of annotations is always in Unicode and the transcription is stored in an XML format.
ELAN provides several different views on the annotations, each view is connected and synchronized to the media playhead.
(Source : https://tla.mpi.nl/tools/tla-tools/elan/elan-description/)
Type d’outilAnnotation, Analyse


Fiche renseignée par : Aurore Paligot (Université de Namur – Belgique)

Objectifs de rechercheAnnotation et analyse de ressources audio et vidéo.
PratiquesApplication Areas
Typical areas where such annotations are manipulated are:
• documentation of endangered languages
• studying and comparing sign languages
• studying multimodal communication
• studying cognitive processes
• training speech recognition systems
• studying whale communication patterns
• studying social interactions of primates
• etc.
(Source: https://tla.mpi.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/ANNEX-ELAN_Flyer_2006-05-11.pdf )