CULEX and CUPDICT contain the Cantonese pronunciations of 50,000 Chinese words. The pronunciations were manually verified and provided in the form of syllable transcription using the Jyut Ping system.

  • CULEX - 40,000 Chinese phrases with pronunciations
  • CUPDICT - 10,000 Chinese characters with pronunciations

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  1. TWO signed copies of the appropriate types of end user license agreements
  2. A bank draft in Hong Kong Dollar made payable to The Chinese University of Hong Kong for the license fee. Other methods of payment, e.g., bank transfer, credit card, are also acceptable. For details contact Ms. Tracy PANG (, Technology Development Team, Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services (ORKTS), CUHK.
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    Prof. Tan Lee
    Department of Electronic Engineering,
    Room 404, Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
    Shatin, New Territories


Prof. Tan Lee
Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Tel: (852) 39438267
Fax: (852) 26035558