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ELAN - Linguistic Annotatorversion 4.1.0This manual was last updated on 2011-04-23

The latest version can be downloaded from: http://www.lat-mpi.eu/tools/elan/

Original Author: Birgit Hellwig

Updates for version 2 and higher: Dieter Van Uytvanck

Updates for version 3.2.0 and higher: Micha Hulsbosch

Updates for version 4.0.0: Aarthy Somasundaram and Micha Hulsbosch

Updates for version 4.1.0: Maddalena Tacchetti and Aarthy Somasundaram

ELAN - Linguistic Annotator: version 4.1.0version 4.1.0This manual was last updated on 2011-04-23 The latest version can be downloaded from: http://www.lat-mpi.eu/tools/elan/ Original Author: Birgit Hellwig Updates for version 2 and higher: Dieter Van Uytvanck Updates for version 3.2.0 and higher: Micha Hulsbosch Updates for version 4.0.0: Aarthy Somasundaram and Micha Hulsbosch Updates for version 4.1.0: Maddalena Tacchetti and Aarthy Somasundaram

Table of ContentsIntroduction ....................................................................................................................... viii 1. Notation Conventions .............................................................................................. viii 2. Recent changes to this manual .................................................................................... ix I. Getting started ................................................................................................................. 11 1. Installation .............................................................................................................. 13 2. Selecting a user interface language ............................................................................. 14 3. Consulting the manual and website ............................................................................. 15 II. USER'S GUIDE .............................................................................................................. 16 4. ELAN documents .................................................................................................... 17 4.1. Basic Information: Media Files and Annotation Files ........................................... 17 4.2. How to manage documents ............................................................................. 18 4.2.1. Creating a new document ..................................................................... 20 4.2.2. Set the author of a document ................................................................ 21 4.2.3. Synchronizing video files ..................................................................... 21 4.2.4. Opening an existing document .............................................................. 24 4.2.5. Re-open recently accessed files ............................................................. 25 4.2.6. Switching between multiple files ........................................................... 25 4.2.7. Saving a document .............................................................................. 26 4.2.8. Saving a selection as .eaf file ................................................................ 26 4.2.9. Merging transcriptions ......................................................................... 28 4.2.10. Saving a template .............................................................................. 30 4.2.11. Changing the links to media files ......................................................... 30 4.2.12. Creating automatic backups ................................................................. 32 4.2.13. Printing ........................................................................................... 32 4.2.14. Configuring the page settings (page setup) ............................................. 33 4.2.15. Previewing the printed pages ............................................................... 34 4.2.16. Importing Transcriber files .................................................................. 39 4.2.17. Importing a CHAT file ....................................................................... 39 4.2.18. Importing a document from Shoebox .................................................... 40 4.2.19. Importing a document from Toolbox ..................................................... 47 4.2.20. Importing a document from Fieldworks Language Explorer (FLEx) ............. 48 4.2.21. Importing CSV / Tab-delimited Text Files ............................................. 48 4.2.22. Importing a Praat TextGrid file ............................................................ 50 4.2.23. Exporting a document to Shoebox ........................................................ 50 4.2.24. Exporting a document to Toolbox (UTF-8) ............................................ 53 4.2.25. Exporting a document as a tab-delimited text file .................................... 56 4.2.26. Exporting Tiger XML ........................................................................ 59 4.2.27. Exporting CHAT files ........................................................................ 59 4.2.28. Exporting traditional transcript files ...................................................... 60 4.2.29. Exporting a Praat TextGrid file ............................................................ 62 4.2.30. Exporting an alphabetical list of words .................................................. 62 4.2.31. Exporting a clip of video file .............................................................. 62 4.2.32. Exporting a media clip using script ....................................................... 62 4.2.33. Exporting a SMIL clip ....................................................................... 63 4.2.34. Exporting to QuickTime Text .............................................................. 64 4.2.35. Exporting to Subtitle Text ................................................................... 65 4.2.36. Exporting ELANs document view ....................................................... 66 4.2.37. Exporting to interlinear text ................................................................ 67 4.2.38. Exporting to HTML .......................................................................... 68 4.2.39. Exporting to a Filmstrip Image ............................................................ 68 4.2.40. Exporting tiers for recognizers ............................................................. 69 4.2.41. Exporting Multiple Files ..................................................................... 70 4.2.42. Exporting tiers from multiple files ........................................................ 71 4.2.43. Opening a wave file in Praat ............................................................... 73 4.2.44. Exporting a selection to a wave file with Praat ........................................ 74

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4.2.45. Closing a file ................................................................................... 74 4.2.46. Exiting ELAN .................................................................................. 74 4.3. Screen display and navigation through a document .............................................. 75 4.3.1. Basic Information: The ELAN window ................................................... 75 4.3.2. The Video Viewer .............................................................................. 76 4.3.3. The Annotation Density Viewer ............................................................ 78 4.3.4. The Waveform Viewer ........................................................................ 78 4.3.5. The Subtitle Viewer ............................................................................ 80 4.3.6. The Grid Viewer ................................................................................ 81 4.3.7. The Text Viewer ................................................................................ 83 4.3.8. The Metadata Viewer .......................................................................... 84 4.3.9. Audio And Video Recognizer ............................................................... 84 4.3.10. The Timeline Viewer and the Interlinear Viewer ..................................... 84 4.3.11. The Timeseries Viewer ...................................................................... 88 4.3.12. The Menu options ............................................................................. 92 4.3.13. The Media Player options ................................................................... 93 4.3.14. The color coding ............................................................................... 95 4.3.15. Increasing/decreasing the size of the ELAN window ................................ 96 4.3.16. Switching Viewers on/off ................................................................... 96 4.3.17. Show / Hide Specific Viewers ............................................................. 96 4.3.18. Increasing/decreasing the size of Viewers .............................................. 96 4.3.19. Switching tiers on/off ......................................................................... 97 4.3.20. Rearranging the order of tiers .............................................................. 98 4.3.21. View tiers by Type/Participant/Annotator .............................................. 99 4.3.22. Sorting tiers .................................................................................... 100 4.3.23. Changing the time zoom ................................................................... 100 4.3.24. Changing the vertical (intensity) zoom ................................................. 101 4.3.25. Changing the font size ...................................................................... 102 4.3.26. Font Browser .................................................................................. 103 4.3.27. Editing preferences .....................................