ELAN is a multimedia annotation tool that has been developed for roughly ten years now and is still being extended and improved in, on average, two or three major updates per year. This paper describes the current state of the application, the main areas of attention of the past few years and the plans for the near future. The emphasis will be on various interoperability issues: interoperability with other tools through file conversions, process based interoperability with other tools by means of commands send to or received from other applications, interoperability on the level of the data model and semantic interoperability.
Bibliographic reference. Sloetjes, Han / Wittenburg, Peter / Somasundaram, Aarthy (2011): "ELAN - aspects of interoperability and functionality", In INTERSPEECH-2011, 3249-3252.