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ELAN is a multimedia annotation program developed at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The software allows researchers to analyze audio and video recordings of bilingual and sign language use. ELAN supports multiple layers of annotations on different linguistic levels, such as morphology, syntax, or semantics. Designed to facilitate collaborative research projects across different locations worldwide, ELAN also integrates with various other tools through its open XML-based data format.