Video track - DEMO: Transcribing audio and video with ELAN

In this tutorial, the main features of the freeware transcription tool for audio and video material – ELAN – will be presented.

The main features of the freeware transcription tool ELAN will be shortly presented. This is how ELAN is presented on the ELAN web site: “With 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.”

Learning outcomes

After attending this tutorial, you should be able to start transcribing your own audio or video file.

Target audience

Students or researchers which are interested in audio or video transcription.

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Published Dec. 13, 2019 2:27 PM - Last modified Dec. 16, 2019 11:09 AM