Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP) Conference 2014

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Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland - a compact metropolis with a great wealth of history and culture depicting it's country's development through the ages. Regarded as one of the greenest, and architecturally most beautiful cities in Europe, Edinburgh remains one of the world's top tourist destinations.

The city centre is divided into the Old Town and New Town. To the north of Edinburgh Castle, the New Town is home to the city's main shopping district, national art galleries and grand townhouses. To the south, Edinburgh's Old Town is a winding network of cobbled streets, boutique hotels and restaurants and The University of Edinburgh - one of Europe's oldest academic institutes.

Please note that the public lecture and the welcome reception are at a different location than the conference.


The public lecture and welcome reception on Wednesday 3 September will take place within The University of Edinburgh's central campus and offer delegates the opportunity to visit two unique and very different buildings at the University. The public lecture is at Reid Music Hall, and the welcome reception is at the nearby Informatics Forum (please see map at the bottom of this page).

Reid Music Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AG.
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB.

Reid Music Hall and Informatics Forum

Conference Venue

Royal College of Physicians

The main conference will take place on 4 - 6 September.

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ.

This unique, historic venue is situated in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town, only a five minute walk from Edinburgh's famous Princes Street and many top tourist attractions.

Royal College of Physicians

The purpose built lecture theatre can accommodate up to 300 delegates. Posters will be displayed in the magnificent Great Hall which dates back to the Victorian era.

Disabled Access

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is a listed building, which means there is limited disabled access to the premises.

There is a wheelchair lift situated at the rear of the building which accommodates most wheelchairs, with a weight limit of 150kg. However, please note that specially adapted models may not fit the 700mm x 750mm platform. The College has a wheelchair which fits onto the lift, should the attendee be able to manoeuvre from their own chair.

We will take all reasonable steps to assist you. If you expect to use the disabled access route, we would appreciate advanced warning at

Local Map

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Edinburgh in September is usually mild warm weather with temperatures between 12°C - 20°C, but can also be subject to sudden showers. Layered clothing is advised and an umbrella or rainwear may be necessary.

The local bus service is operated by Lothian Buses and offers reliable and regular services throughout the city. Please note that buses operate and exact fare system, i.e. they do not give change and you should have your money ready as you board. The flat fare for adults is 1.50 for any distance around the city or you can purchase an All-Day ticket for unlimited travel for one day at 3.50. Full details can be found at

Edinburgh 'Black Cab' Taxis are the easiest way to travel around the city and will normally cost 5.00 - 15.00 for most city centre journeys. Many taxis are now able to accept payment by credit or debit card, but please ask the driver at the beginning.

Black Cabs can be hailed on the street if their orange light is on. Alternatively, please request a taxi at the reception of your hotel or conference venue.

You can also call to book a taxi by phone (they will require a specific address for pick-up):
• Central Taxis: 0131 229 2468
• City Cabs: 0131 228 1211

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