Hong Kong Engineering Corpus

Welcome to the HKEC developed by the Research Centre for Professional Communication in English of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The HKEC is a large collection of texts collected from the engineering sector of Hong Kong.

There are currently 9,224,384 words in the HKEC.

  • You can search for a word, e.g. fluid, not, or a phrase, e.g. wind turbine, a lot of, and find examples of its use in its context.

  • You can also search for an additional word in combination with your search word, e.g. tall (search word) and building (additional word), or search phrase, e.g. structural design (search phrase) and building (additional word).

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The default setting displays up to 40 instances. You can click on the link at the top of the page to see all the instances in the HKEC.

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The computer software used to search the HKEC is ConcGramOnline© designed and written by Chris Greaves, Senior Project Fellow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
The work to compile the HKEC was substantially supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Project No. G-YF39). This support is gratefully acknowledged.


Every effort has been made to contact all the copyright holders to obtain their permission to include the texts contained in the HKEC.  We are very grateful to the many organisations that have given their support to the HKEC.  For relevant details of the copyright holders click here.

Please note that the contents in the HKEC do not represent the views of the organisation and/or writer.