Chinese-English Place Names

Covers over 100,000 entries

Chinese and non-Chinese name types

Various data fields


CJKI’s Chinese-English Database of Place Names (CEP) is the world’s largest Chinese-English bidirectional database of place names, covering millions of entries in both Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

CEP includes various data fields such as readings in pinyin, zhuyin fuhao, English equivalents, frequency rankings, semantic classification codes, locale codes, and other useful information such as frequency statistics.

Chinese-English Place Names

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Practical Applications

CEP is useful in a variety of applications, such as:

Machine translation

Electronic dictionaries

Morphological analysis

Geographical data for maps

Information retrieval

Input method editors

Named-entity recognition

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