Another way to get the annotations of both tiers onto one tier, is to use. This method is somewhat simplified.
In the dialog window select the two tiers to merge and click
Concatenate the values of overlapping annotations and
click to create the new tier. Now all annotations of the
original tiers are on the new tier. Overlapping annotations are merged to one
annotation. The merged annotations begins where the first of the overlapping annotations
begins and ends where the last one ends. The values of the overlapping annotations are
When checking the option Only process if the overlapping annotations have the same value, ELAN only merges annotations that have the same value. In this case, the values of both annotations are not concatenated, so the created annotation contains the value only once. Optionally you can specify the value the merging annotations should have.
Merging tiers can also be used to get some time statistics of the combination of two tiers. Again, select Set the duration over the overlap as the annotation's value and the desired time format. Finally click . Overlapping annotations are merged and the annotation's value is the total duration of the overlapping annotations. (More about annotations statistics can be found in Section 2.18.2.), select the two tiers to merge and click . After entering a name for the new tier and selecting the desired tier type, select
As a final example, consider an audio recognizer (see Section 2.4.3) creating not one but multiple tiers. If you want to put the annotations of those tiers on one tier, you could use the option to achieve this.