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Name ELAN Annotation File
Other names  
Identifiers MIME:  application/eaf+xml
PUID:  fmt/1543
Classification Text (Structured)
Description ELAN is a professional software tool to manually and semi-automatically annotate and transcribe audio or video recordings. It was developed by the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen. The .eaf file contains the annotations.
Byte order  
Related file formats Has priority over Extensible Markup Language (1.0)
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
Supported by Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
Source date 03 Nov 2021
Source description 09/2023 (v.115)- MIME Type added 'application/eaf+xml' and modified file type to 'Text (Structured) submitted by the Max Plank Insitute of Phsycholinguisitcs and Monash University. 04/2024 (v.117)- Signature updated to allow flexibility for byte length between tags. Submitted by Preservica based on samples provided by The Endanagered Languages Archive.
Last updated 22 Apr 2024
Note EAF Specification für Version 3.0 (2017):
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