ELAN: Create, edit, visualize, and search for linguistic annotations attached to video and audio files with this professional application

ELAN is a clean and professional application that gives you the ability to analyze languages in a way that you never thought possible (including sign language). It can also be expanded to help you in other ways as well, such as video and audio annotation, analysis, and documentation.

The interface of this exceptionally professional program might look a little complicated to you at first, but there’s a handy help file included to help you out in the event you get stuck trying to figure everything out. It comes equipped with numerous resources that can not only help you save a ton of time, but can also make you more productive on a day to day basis.


- A somewhat complicated interface with a handy help file that allows you to learn the ropes quickly and easily.
- Comes equipped with support for showing audio and video signals accompanied by embedded annotations.
- Is able to display the time corresponding to the added text.
- Gives you the opportunity to define a limitless number of annotation tiers, which can be assigned to specific time intervals within your media file(s).
- Allows for the merging of various annotations.
- Gives you the opportunity to analyze a wide variety of different languages (sign language included).
- Provides you with several different views on the annotations (each connected and synchronized to the media play head).
- Java based – Works cross-platform and can be tailored to your individual needs if you know what you’re doing.


- 256 MB RAM minimum; 512 MB or more recommended.
- 1.5 GHz or faster processor.
- Java version 1.5 or higher.

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  • Updated:
    May 17, 2023
  • User Rating:
    4.0 / 5 (1 votes)
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