WILLIAM J. RAPAPORT

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  1. Books:

    1. Schagrin, Morton L.; Rapaport, William J.; & Dipert, Randall R. (1985), Logic: A Computer Approach (New York: McGraw-Hill).

    2. Orilia, Francesco, & Rapaport, William J. (eds.) (1998), Thought, Language, and Ontology: Essays in Memory of Hector-Neri Castañeda, Philosophical Studies Series (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers).

    3. Rapaport, William J. (2013, in preparation), Philosophy of Computer Science


  2. Edited Journals:

    1. Rapaport, William J. (guest editor) (1991), Special Issue on Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, Noûs, Vol. 25, No. 4 (September).

    2. Galbraith, Mary, & Rapaport, William J. (guest editors) (1995), Where Does I Come From? Special Issue on Subjectivity and the Debate over Computational Cognitive Science, Minds and Machines, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 513–620.


  3. Refereed Journal Articles:

    1. Rapaport, William J. (1974), "Paper Folding and Convergent Sequences", Mathematics Teacher 67(5) (May): 453–457.

    2. Rapaport, William J. (1976), "On Cogito Propositions", Philosophical Studies 29(1) (January): 63–68.

    3. Rapaport, William J. (1978), "Meinongian Theories and a Russellian Paradox", Noûs, 12(2) (May): 153–180; errata, Noûs 13 (1979): 125.

    4. Rapaport, William J. (1979), "An Adverbial Meinongian Theory", Analysis 39(2) (March): 75–81.

    5. Rapaport, William J. (1981), "How to Make the World Fit Our Language: An Essay in Meinongian Semantics", Grazer Philosophische Studien 14: 1–21.

    6. Rapaport, William J. (1982), "Unsolvable Problems and Philosophical Progress", 1982 Prize Essay, American Philosophical Quarterly 19(4) (October): 289–298.

    7. Rapaport, William J. (1983), "Meinong, Defective Objects, and (Psycho-)Logical Paradox", Grazer Philosophische Studien 18: 17–39.

    8. Rapaport, William J. (1984), Critical Notice of Richard Routley's Exploring Meinong's Jungle and Beyond, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 44(4) (June): 539–552.

    9. Rapaport, William J. (1985), "To Be and Not To Be", Noûs, 19(2) (June): 255–271.

    10. Rapaport, William J. (1985/1986), "Non-Existent Objects and Epistemological Ontology", Grazer Philosophische Studien 25/26: 61–95.

    11. Rapaport, William J. (1986), "Searle's Experiments with Thought", Philosophy of Science 53(2) (June): 271–279.

    12. Rapaport, William J. (1986), "Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence: A Course Outline", Teaching Philosophy 9(2) (June): 103–120.

    13. Wiebe, Janyce M., & Rapaport, William J. (1986), "Representing De Re and De Dicto Belief Reports in Discourse and Narrative", Special Issue on Knowledge Representation, Proceedings of the IEEE 74(10) (October): 1405–1413.

    14. Rapaport, William J. (1986), "Logical Foundations for Belief Representation", Cognitive Science 10(4) (October): 371–422.

    15. Rapaport, William J. (1988), "To Think or Not To Think", Noûs 22(4) (December): 585–609.

    16. Rapaport, William J. (1991), "Predication, Fiction, and Artificial Intelligence", Topoi 10(1) (March): 79–111.

    17. Shapiro, Stuart C., & Rapaport, William J. (1992), "The SNePS Family", Computers & Mathematics with Applications 23(2–5) (January-March): 243–275.

    18. Rapaport, William J. (1993), "Because Mere Calculating Isn't Thinking: Comments on Hauser's `Why Isn't My Pocket Calculator a Thinking Thing?'", Minds and Machines 3(1) (February): 11–20.

    19. Rapaport, William J.; Shapiro, Stuart C.; & Wiebe, Janyce M., (1997), "Quasi-Indexicals and Knowledge Reports", Cognitive Science 21(1) (January): 63–107.

    20. Rapaport, William J. (1998), "How Minds Can Be Computational Systems", Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence 10(4): 403–419.

    21. Rapaport, William J. (1999), "Implementation Is Semantic Interpretation", Special Issue on Philosophy of Computer Science, The Monist 82(1) (January): 109–130.

    22. Rapaport, William J. (2000), "How to Pass a Turing Test: Syntactic Semantics, Natural-Language Understanding, and First-Person Cognition", Special Issue on Alan Turing and Artificial Intelligence , Journal of Logic, Language, and Information 9(4) (October): 467–490.

    23. Rapaport, William J. (2002), "Holism, Conceptual-Role Semantics, and Syntactic Semantics", Minds and Machines, 12(1) (February): 3–59.

    24. Rapaport, William J. (2003), "What Did You Mean by That? Misunderstanding, Negotiation, and Syntactic Semantics", Minds and Machines, 13(3) (August): 397–427.

    25. Rapaport, William J. (2005), "Philosophy of Computer Science: An Introductory Course", Teaching Philosophy 28(4) (December): 319–341.

    26. Rapaport, William J. (2006), How Helen Keller Used Syntactic Semantics to Escape from a Chinese Room", Minds and Machines, 16(4) (December): 381–436.

    27. Shapiro, Stuart C.; Rapaport, William J.; Kandefer, Michael; Johnson, Frances L.; & Goldfain, Albert (2007), "Metacognition in SNePS", AI Magazine 28(1) (Spring): 17–31.

    28. Rapaport, William J. (2011), "Yes, She Was! Reply to Ford's ‘Helen Keller Was Never in a Chinese Room’," Minds and Machines, 21(1) (Spring): 3–17.

    29. Rapaport, William J. (2011), "A Triage Theory of Grading: The Good, the Bad, and the Middling", Teaching Philosophy 34(4) (December): 347–372.

    30. Rapaport, William J. (2012), "Semiotic Systems, Computers, and the Mind: How Cognition Could Be Computing", International Journal of Signs and Semiotic Systems 2(1) (January-June): 32–71.


  4. Invited Journal Articles:

    1. Rapaport, William J. (2005), "Implementation Is Semantic Interpretation: Further Thoughts", Special Issue on Theoretical Cognitive Science, Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence" 17(4) (December): 385–417.

    2. Rapaport, William J.; & Kibby, Michael W. (2007), "Contextual Vocabulary Acquisition as Computational Philosophy and as Philosophical Computation", Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 2006 North American Computers and Philosophy Conference, Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence" 19(1) (March): 1–17.

    3. Rapaport, William J. (2007), "Searle on Brains as Computers", American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers 6(2) (Spring): 4–9.

    4. Rapaport, William J. (2013), "Meinongian Semantics and Artificial Intelligence", Special Issue: "Meinong Strikes Again: Return to Impossible Objects 100 Years Later", Humana.Mente: Journal of Philosophical Studies 25 (December): 25–52.

    5. Rapaport, William J. (2017), "What Is Computer Science?", American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers 16(2) (Spring): 2–22.

    6. NEW
      Rapaport, William J. (2017), "Semantics as Syntax", American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers 17 (1) (Fall): 2–11.
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  5. Refereed Conference Proceedings:
    (See also "Conference Presentations with No Published Proceedings", below. (These are the norm in philosophy and reading education, my other academic disciplines.)

    1. Rapaport, William J.; & Shapiro, Stuart C. (1984), "Quasi-Indexical Reference in Propositional Semantic Networks", Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and 22nd Annual Meeting of the Assocation for Computational Linguistics (COLING-84, Stanford University) (Morristown, NJ: Association for Computational Linguistics): 65–70.

    2. Rapaport, William J. (1985), "Meinongian Semantics for Propositional Semantic Networks", Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (University of Chicago) (Morristown, NJ: Association for Computational Linguistics): 43–48.

    3. Rapaport, William J. (1985), "Machine Understanding and Data Abstraction in Searle's Chinese Room", Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (University of California at Irvine) (Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates): 341–345.

    4. Shapiro, Stuart C.; & Rapaport, William J. (1986), "SNePS Considered as a Fully Intensional Propositional Semantic Network", Proceedings of the 5th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-86, Philadelphia) (Los Altos, CA: Morgan Kaufmann), Vol. 1, pp. 278–283.

    5. Wiebe, Janyce M.; & Rapaport, William J. (1988), "A Computational Theory of Perspective and Reference in Narrative", Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (SUNY Buffalo) (Morristown, NJ: Association for Computational Linguistics): 131–138.

    6. Peters, Sandra M.; Shapiro, Stuart C.; & Rapaport, William J. (1988), "Flexible Natural Language Processing and Roschian Category Theory", Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (Montreal) (Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates): 125–131.

    7. Nakhimovsky, Alexander; & Rapaport, William J. (1988), "Discontinuities in Narratives", Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of Computational Linguistics (COLING-88, Budapest): Vol. 2, pp. 465–470.

    8. Srihari, Rohini K.; & Rapaport, William J. (1989), "Extracting Visual Information From Text: Using Captions to Label Human Faces in Newspaper Photographs", Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (Ann Arbor, MI) (Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates): 364–371.

    9. Peters, Sandra M.; & Rapaport, William J. (1990), "Superordinate and Basic Level Categories in Discourse: Memory and Context", Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (Cambridge, MA) (Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates): 157–165.

    10. Ehrlich, Karen; & Rapaport, William J. (1997), "A Computational Theory of Vocabulary Expansion", Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (Stanford University) (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates): 205–210.

    11. Rapaport, William J.; & Kibby, Michael W. (2002), "Contextual Vocabulary Acquisition: A Computational Theory and Educational Curriculum", in Nagib Callaos; Ana Breda; & Ma. Yolanda Fernandez J. (eds.), Proceedings of the 6th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI 2002; Orlando, FL) (Orlando: International Institute of Informatics and Systemics), Vol. II: Concepts and Applications of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics I, pp. 261–266.

    12. Rapaport, William J. (2003), "What Is the ‘Context’ for Contextual Vocabulary Acquisition?", in Peter P. Slezak (ed.), Proceedings of the 4th Joint International Conference on Cognitive Science/7th Australasian Society for Cognitive Science Conference (ICCS/ASCS-2003; Sydney, Australia) (Sydney: University of New South Wales), Vol. 2, pp. 547–552.

    13. Rapaport, William J. (2005), "In Defense of Contextual Vocabulary Acquisition: How to Do Things with Words in Context", in Anind Dey, Boicho Kokinov, David Leake, & Roy Turner (eds.), Proceedings of the 5th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context (Context-05, Paris, July) (Berlin: Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 3554): 396–409.


  6. Published Abstracts of Unpublished Refereed Conference Presentations:

    1. Rapaport, William J. (1977), "Adverbial Theories and Meinongian Theories", abstract of a colloquium presentation given at the 1977 Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Journal of Philosophy 74(10) (October): 635.

    2. Rapaport, William J. (1979), "An Algebraic Interpretation of Deontic Logic", abstract of an unpublished talk given at the 1978 Summer Meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Journal of Symbolic Logic 44(3) (September): 472.


  7. Invited, Refereed Book Chapters:

    1. Rapaport, William J. (1987a), "Belief Systems", in Stuart C. Shapiro (ed.), Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence (New York: John Wiley): 63–73.

    2. Rapaport, William J. (1987b), "Logic", in Stuart C. Shapiro (ed.), Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence (New York: John Wiley): 536–538.

    3. Rapaport, William J. (1987c), "Logic, Predicate", in Stuart C. Shapiro (ed.), Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence (New York: John Wiley): 538–544.

    4. Rapaport, William J. (1987d), "Logic, Propositional", in Stuart C. Shapiro (ed.), Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence (New York: John Wiley): 558–563.

    5. Shapiro, Stuart C.; & Rapaport, William J. (1987), "SNePS Considered as a Fully Intensional Propositional Semantic Network", in Nick Cercone & Gordon McCalla (eds.), The Knowledge Frontier: Essays in the Representation of Knowledge (New York: Springer-Verlag): 262–315.

    6. Rapaport, William J. (1991), "Meinong, Alexius; I: Meinongian Semantics", in Hans Burkhardt & Barry Smith (eds.), Handbook of Metaphysics and Ontology (Munich: Philosophia Verlag): 516–519.

    7. Shapiro, Stuart C.; & Rapaport, William J. (1991), "Models and Minds: Knowledge Representation for Natural-Language Competence", in Robert Cummins & John Pollock (eds.), Philosophy and AI: Essays at the Interface (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press): 215–259.

    8. Rapaport, William J. (1993), "Cognitive Science", in Anthony Ralston & Edwin D. Reilly (eds.), Encyclopedia of Computer Science, 3rd edition (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold): 185–189.

    9. Shapiro, Stuart C.; & Rapaport, William J. (1995), "An Introduction to a Computational Reader of Narratives", in Judith Felson Duchan, Gail A. Bruder, & Lynne E. Hewitt (eds.), Deixis in Narrative: A Cognitive Science Perspective (Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates): 79–105.

      • Revised and expanded version of the first half of Rapaport 1991.

    10. Rapaport, William J.; & Shapiro, Stuart C. (1995), "Cognition and Fiction", in Judith Felson Duchan, Gail A. Bruder, & Lynne E. Hewitt (eds.), Deixis in Narrative: A Cognitive Science Perspective (Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates): 107–128.

      • Revised and expanded version of the second half of Rapaport 1991.

    11. Rapaport, William J.; & Shapiro, Stuart C. (1999), "Cognition and Fiction: An Introduction", in Ashwin Ram & Kenneth Moorman (eds.), Understanding Language Understanding: Computational Models of Reading (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press): 11–25.

    12. Rapaport, William J. (2000), "Cognitive Science", in Anthony Ralston, Edwin D. Reilly & David Hemmendinger (eds.), Encyclopedia of Computer Science, 4th edition (New York: Grove's Dictionaries): 227–233.

    13. Rapaport, William J. (2004), "Cognitive Science", in Edwin D. Reilly (ed.), Concise Encyclopedia of Computer Science (Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons): 110–111;

    14. Rapaport, William J. (2005), "Castañeda, Hector-Neri", in John R. Shook (ed.), The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, 1860–1960 (Bristol, UK: Thoemmes Press): 452–457.

    15. Rapaport, William J. (2006), "The Turing Test", in Keith Brown (ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd Edition (Oxford: Elsevier), Vol. 13, pp. 151–159.


  8. Invited but Non-Refereed Book Chapters:

    1. Rapaport, William J. (1988), "Syntactic Semantics: Foundations of Computational Natural-Language Understanding", in James H. Fetzer (ed.), Aspects of Artificial Intelligence (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers): 81–131.

    2. Srihari, Rohini K.; & Rapaport, William J. (1990), "Combining Linguistic and Pictorial Information: Using Captions to Interpret Newspaper Photographs", in Deepak Kumar (ed.), Current Trends in SNePS—Semantic Network Processing System, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, No. 437 (Berlin: Springer-Verlag): 85–96.

    3. Rapaport, William J. (1990), "Representing Fiction in SNePS", in Deepak Kumar (ed.), Current Trends in SNePS—Semantic Network Processing System, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, No. 437 (Berlin: Springer-Verlag): 107–121.

    4. Rapaport, William J. (1992a), "Belief Representation Systems", in Stuart C. Shapiro (ed.), Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence, 2nd edition (New York: John Wiley): 98–110.

    5. Rapaport, William J. (1992b), "Logic", in Stuart C. Shapiro (ed.), Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence, 2nd edition (New York: John Wiley): 851–853.

    6. Rapaport, William J. (1992c), "Logic, Predicate", in Stuart C. Shapiro (ed.), Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence, 2nd edition (New York: John Wiley): 866–873;

    7. Rapaport, William J. (1992d), "Logic, Propositional", in Stuart C. Shapiro (ed.), Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence, 2nd edition (New York: John Wiley): 891–897.

    8. Shapiro, Stuart C.; & Rapaport, William J. (1992), "A Fully Intensional Propositional Semantic Network", in Leslie Burkholder (ed.), Philosophy and the Computer (Boulder, CO: Westview Press): 75–91.

    9. Rapaport, William J. (1995), "Understanding Understanding: Syntactic Semantics and Computational Cognition", in James E. Tomberlin (ed.), AI, Connectionism, and Philosophical Psychology, Philosophical Perspectives, Vol. 9 (Atascadero, CA: Ridgeview): 49–88.

    10. Rapaport, William J.; & Ehrlich, Karen (2000), "A Computational Theory of Vocabulary Acquisition", in Łucja M. Iwańska & Stuart C. Shapiro (eds.), Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Representation: Language for Knowledge and Knowledge for Language (Menlo Park, CA/Cambridge, MA: AAAI Press/MIT Press): 347–375.

    11. Kibby, Michael W.; Rapaport, William J.; Wieland, Karen M.; & Dechert, Deborah A. (2008), "Play Lesson 4: CSI: Contextual Semantic Investigation" in Lawrence Baines (ed.), A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning: Improving Literacy by Engaging the Senses (Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development): 163‐173.

    12. Rapaport, William J. (2012), "Can't We Just Talk? Commentary on Arel's ‘The Threat of a Reward-Driven Adversarial Artificial General Intelligence’", in Amnon H. Eden; James H. Moor; Johnny H. Søraker; & Eric Steinhart (eds.), Singularity Hypotheses: A Scientific and Philosophical Assessment (Berlin: Springer): 59–60.

    13. Rapaport, William J.; & Kibby, Michael W. (2014), "Contextual Vocabulary Acquisition: From Algorithm to Curriculum", in Adriano Palma (ed.), Castañeda and His Guises: Essays on the Work of Hector-Neri Castañeda (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter): 107–150.

      • An earlier (2010) version, with less about Castañeda and more about CVA, is here.


  9. Invited Book Reviews:

    1. Rapaport, William J. (1986), Review of Karel Lambert, Meinong and the Principle of Independence: Its Place in Meinong's Theory of Objects and Its Significance in Contemporary Philosophical Logic (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1983), in Journal of Symbolic Logic 51(1) (March): 248–252.

    2. Rapaport, William J. (1986), Review of Deborah G. Johnson & John W. Snapper (eds.), Ethical Issues in the Use of Computers (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1985), in Teaching Philosophy 9(3) (September): 275–278.

    3. Rapaport, William J. (1988), Review of Joseph Y. Halpern (ed.), Theoretical Aspects of Reasoning About Knowledge: Proceedings of the 1986 Conference (Los Altos, CA: Morgan Kaufmann, 1986), in Journal of Symbolic Logic 53(2) (June): 660–670.

    4. Rapaport, William J. (1988), Review of Michael Devitt & Kim Sterelny's Language and Reality (1st edition) (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1987), and of Robert M. Martin, The Meaning of Language (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1987), in Computational Linguistics 14(3) (September): 108–113.

    5. Rapaport, William J. (1997), Review of "Willard van Orman Quine" homepage ["http://users.aol.com/drquine/wv-quine.html"], in American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers No.  1 (Fall): 40–41.

    6. Rapaport, William J. (2000), Review of Steven Pinker's How the Mind Works (New York: W.W. Norton, 1997), in Minds and Machines: 10(3) (August): 381–389.

    7. Rapaport, William J. (2005), Review of Stuart M. Shieber's The Turing Test: Verbal Behavior as the Hallmark of Intelligence, in Computational Linguistics 31(3) (September): 407–412.

    8. Rapaport, William J. (2006), Review of John Preston & Mark Bishop (eds.), Views into the Chinese Room: New Essays on Searle and Artificial Intelligence, in Australasian Journal of Philosophy 84(1) (March): 129–133.


  10. Other Published Articles:

    1. Rapaport, William J. (1979), "Interdisciplinary 'Informal Logic' Course", Informal Logic Newsletter 1 (May): 6–7; 2 (November): 14; also contributed to Informal Logic Newsletter 1 (July).

    2. Rapaport, William J. (1984), "Can Philosophy Solve Its Own Problems?", The [SUNY] News 13 (May/June): F2–F3.

    3. Rapaport, William J. (1984), "Critical Thinking and Cognitive Development", American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy 1 (Spring/Summer): 4–5.

    4. Hardt (now Loeb), Shoshana L.; & Rapaport, William J. (eds.) (1986), "Recent and Current Artificial Intelligence Research in the Department of Computer Science, SUNY Buffalo", AI Magazine 7 (Summer): 91–100.

    5. Rapaport, William J. (1986), "Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence, and the Chinese-Room Argument", Abacus: The Magazine for the Computer Professional 3 (Summer): 6–17; correspondence: Abacus 4 (Winter 1987): 6–7; Abacus 4 (Spring 1987): 5–7.

    6. Rapaport, William J. (1986), "Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy" (editor's column), American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy (Fall): 11–12.

    7. Rapaport, William J. (ed.) (1987), "SUNY at Buffalo Department of Computer Science Graduate Student Open House", SIGART Newsletter No. 99 (January): 22–24.

    8. Rapaport, William J. (ed.) (1987), "Second Annual SUNY Buffalo Graduate Conference on Computer Science", SIGART Newsletter No. 100 (April): 23–25.

    9. Rapaport, William J. (1987), "Philosophy for Children and Other People", American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy (Summer): 19–22.

    10. Rapaport, William J. (1991), "The Inner Mind and the Outer World: Guest Editor's Introduction", Special Issue on Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, Noûs, 25(4) (September): 405–410.

    11. Orilia, Francesco; & Rapaport, William J. (1998), "Thought, Language, and Ontology: An Introduction", in Francesco Orilia & William J. Rapaport (eds.), Thought, Language, and Ontology: Essays in Memory of Hector-Neri Castañeda (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998): ix–xxi.

    12. Rapaport, William J. (1998), "Prolegomena to a Study of Hector-Neri Castañeda's Influence on Artificial Intelligence: A Survey and Personal Reflections", in Francesco Orilia & William J. Rapaport (eds.), Thought, Language, and Ontology: Essays in Memory of Hector-Neri Castañeda (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998): 345–367.

    13. Rapaport, William J. (1998), "Academic Family Tree of Hector-Neri Castañeda", in Francesco Orilia & William J. Rapaport (eds.), Thought, Language, and Ontology: Essays in Memory of Hector-Neri Castañeda (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998): 369–374.


  11. Technical Reports Not Otherwise Published:

    1. Rapaport, William J. (1984), "Belief Representation and Quasi-Indicators", Technical Report 215 (Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo Department of Computer Science).

    2. Rapaport, William J.; Shapiro, Stuart C.; & Wiebe, Janyce M.; (1986), "Quasi-Indicators, Knowledge Reports, and Discourse", Technical Report 86-15 (Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo Department of Computer Science).

    3. Bruder, Gail A.; Duchan, Judith Felson; Rapaport, William J.; Segal, Erwin M.; Shapiro, Stuart C.; & Zubin, David A. (1986), "Deictic Centers in Narrative: An Interdisciplinary Cognitive-Science Project", Technical Report 86-20 SUNY Buffalo Department of Computer Science).

    4. Rapaport, William J. (1986/1987), "A Computational Theory of Natural-Language Understanding", Computer Science Research Review (Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo Department of Computer Science): 25–31.

    5. Srihari, Sargur N.; Rapaport, William J.; & Kumar, Deepak (1987), "On Knowledge Representation Using Semantic Networks and Sanskrit", Technical Report 87-03 (Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo Department of Computer Science).

    6. Rapaport, William J.; Wiebe, Janyce M.; & Dipert, Randall R. (1987/1988), "Intensional Knowledge Representation", Computer Science Research Review (Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo Department of Computer Science): 48–63.

    7. Shapiro, Stuart C.; & Rapaport, William J. (1987), "Knowledge Representation for Natural Language Processing", Presentations from the 1987 Natural Language Planning Workshop (Minnowbrook Conference Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY) (Rome Air Development Center, Griffis Air Force Base, NY: NAIC [Northeast Artificial Intelligence Consortium] Technical Report Series): 56–77.

    8. Rapaport, William J.; & the SNePS Research Group (1988), "A Knowledge-Representation Challenge for SNePS", SNeRG Technical Note No. 20 (Buffalo: SNePS Research Group, SUNY Buffalo Department of Computer Science).

    9. Roberts, Lawrence D.; & Rapaport, William J. (1988), "Quantifier Order, Reflexive Pronouns, and Quasi-Indexicals", Technical Report 88-16 SUNY Buffalo Department of Computer Science).

    10. Rapaport, William J.; Segal, Erwin M.; Shapiro, Stuart C.; Zubin, David A. Bruder, Gail A.; Duchan, Judith Felson; Almeida, Michael J.; Daniels, Joyce H.; Galbraith, Mary, Wiebe, Janyce M.; & Yuhan, Albert Hanyong (1989), "Deictic Centers and the Cognitive Structure of Narrative Comprehension", Technical Report 89-01 (Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo Department of Computer Science).

    11. Rapaport, William J.; Segal, Erwin M.; Shapiro, Stuart C.; Zubin, David A.; Bruder, Gail A.; Duchan, Judith Felson; & Mark, David M. (1989), "Cognitive and Computer Systems for Understanding Narrative Text", Technical Report 89-07 (Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo Department of Computer Science).

    12. Rapaport, William J. (1990), "Computer Processes and Virtual Persons: Comments on Cole's ‘Artificial Intelligence and Personal Identity’", Technical Report 90-13 (Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo Department of Computer Science).

    13. Galbraith, Mary; & Rapaport, William J. (eds.) (1991), "Where Does I Come From? Subjectivity and the Debate over Computational Cognitive Science", Technical Report 91-01 (Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo Center for Cognitive Science).

    14. Ehrlich, Karen; & Rapaport, William J. (1992), "Automatic Acquisition of Word Meanings from Natural-Language Contexts", Technical Report 92-03 (Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo Center for Cognitive Science).

    15. Ehrlich, Karen; & Rapaport, William J. (1993), "Vocabulary Expansion through Natural-Language Context", Proceedings of the 8th Annual University at Buffalo Graduate Conference on Computer Science (Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo Department of Computer Science): 78–84.

    16. Ehrlich, Karen; & Rapaport, William J. (1995), "A Computational Theory of Vocabulary Expansion: Project Proposal", Technical Report 95-15 (Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo Department of Computer Science) and Technical Report 95-08 (Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo Center for Cognitive Science).

    17. Koepsell, David R.; & Rapaport, William J. (1995), "The Ontology of Cyberspace: Questions and Comments", Technical Report 95-25 (Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo Department of Computer Science) and Technical Report 95-09 (Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo Center for Cognitive Science).

    18. Jacquette, Dale; & Rapaport, William J. (1995), "Virtual Relations vs. Virtual Universals: Essay, Comments, and Reply", Technical Report 95-10 (Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo Center for Cognitive Science).

    19. Rapaport, William J. (1996), "Cognitive Science", Technical Report 96-19 (Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo Department of Computer Science) (Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo Department of Computer Science, October 1996) and Technical Report 96-4 (Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo Center for Cognitive Science).

    20. Rapaport, William J. (1996), Understanding Understanding: Semantics, Computation, and Cognition, Technical Report 96-26 (Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo Department of Computer Science).


PRESENTATIONS:

  1. Conference Presentations with No Published Proceedings
    (Conferences with no published proceedings are the norm in philosophy and reading education.)


  2. Non-Conference Presentations:


TEACHING:


SERVICE:

  1. Professional:

    1. AskPhilosophers.org panelist (2008–present)


    2. Offices and Committee Memberships:

      1. Society for Machines and Mentality

        1. Immediate Past President (1993–1995)
        2. Elected first President (1991–1993)

      2. American Philosophical Association:

        1. Committee on Computer Use in Philosophy (1989–1992, 1994–1997)

          1. Subcommittee on Computing and Philosophical Research (1994–1997)
          2. Subcommittee on Computing and Professional Cooperation of Philosophers (1994–1997)
          3. Subcommittee on Computer Technology and Ethics (1989–1992)

        2. Delphi Research Panel on Critical Thinking (1988–1989)

        3. Committee on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy (1981–1988)


    3. Editorial:

      1. Member, Editorial Board:

        1. Minds and Machines: Journal for Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science (1998–present)

        2. Noûs (quarterly journal of philosophy published by John Wiley & Sons Inc.; 1990–present)

        3. Studies in Cognitive Systems (book series published by Springer; 1987–present)

        4. Machine Translation (formerly, Computers and Translation; Springer; 1987–1998)

        5. Computational Linguistics (1987–1989)

      2. Minds and Machines: Journal for Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer)

        1. Review Editor (1994–1998)
        2. Book Review Editor (1990–1994)

      3. Contributing Editor, American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy (1986–1988)

      4. Co-Editor, American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy (1983–1986)

      5. Assistant to the Editor, Noûs (1972–1975)


      6. Reviewer/referee for:

        1. Journals:

        2. Publishers:

        3. Other:


      7. Miscellaneous:

        1. Editor, First International Summer Institute of Cognitive Science Handbook (Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo Center for Cognitive Science, 1994)

        2. Author and editor, Association for Computational Linguistics Conference Local-Arrangements Manual (1988)


    4. Conferences:

      1. Program Committee, HaPoC 2013: 2nd International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Computing 2013 (2012–2013)

      2. Referee, Computability in Europe 2010 (CiE2010) (2010)

      3. Referee, 13th–20th, 22nd–23rd, 25th–27th, 29th–30th, & 32nd Annual Conference, Cognitive Science Society (1991–1998, 2000–2001, 2003–2005, 2007–2008, 2010–2011)

      4. Referee, European Computing and Philosophy Conference (ECAP-07) (2007)

      5. Referee, 19th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-05) (2005)

      6. Referee, European Cognitive Science Conference (EuroCogSci03) (2003)

      7. Session chair, Recent Thoughts about the Liar, SUNY Buffalo Department of Philosophy (2002)

      8. Chair, Colloquium on Philosophy of Mind, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division (New York, 1995)

      9. Referee, 7th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA-95) (1995)

      10. Chair, Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Rationality, American Philosophical Association Central Division (Chicago, 1993)

      11. Program Committee, Student Session, 29th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (University of California at Berkeley, 1991)

      12. Referee, Society for Philosophy and Psychology (1991)

      13. Local Arrangements Chair, 26th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (SUNY Buffalo, 1988)

      14. Chair, Colloquium on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy, American Philosophical Association Central Division (Chicago, 1987)

      15. Chair, Second Session on Cognitive Modelling and Education, 5th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-86) (Philadelphia, 1986)

      16. Chair, Colloquium on Philosophy of Mind/Mental Images, American Philosophical Association Western Division (Columbus, OH; 1982)

      17. Chair, Session on the Nature of Natures, Tri-State Philosophical Association (1982)

      18. Organizer, chair, and participant: Panel discussion on Teaching Informal Logic, Tri-State Philosophical Association (1979)

    5. Other:


  2. At SUNY Buffalo:

    1. Department of Computer Science [and Engineering]:

      1. Associate Director, SNePS Research Group (1984–present)

      2. Policy Committee (1984–2012)

      3. Graduate Affairs/Graduate Studies Committee (1984–1985, 1987–1988, 1992–1998, 2002–2003, 2006–2011)

      4. Graduate Faculty (1985–2012)

      5. Personnel Committee (1988–2012)

      6. Teaching Quality Committee (1997–2005, 2007–2011)

        • Chair (1997–1998, 1999–2005)

      7. Director of Graduate Studies (1993–1996, 2006–2007)

      8. Executive Committee (1988–1991, 1993–1996, 2006–2007)

      9. Undergraduate Studies/Undergraduate Affairs Committee (1986–1987, 1988–1991, 2003–2005)

        • Chair, Ad Hoc Subcommittee to review syllabus for CS 191-192 (Introduction to Discrete Mathematics) (1995)

      10. Grievance Committee (2002–2005)

      11. Web and Publications Committee (2001–2002, 2003–2005)

      12. Chair, Lecturer Search Committee (2000)

      13. Facilities Committee (1999–2001)

      14. Lecturer Recruiting Committee (1998)

      15. Graduate Students Employees Union campus advisory committee (1994–1998)

      16. Department representative/alternate, Faculty of Natural Sciences & Mathematics Undergraduate Grievance Pool (1987–1991, 1992–1998)

      17. Department representative/alternate, Faculty of Natural Sciences & Mathematics Graduate Grievance Pool (1987–1991, 1992–1998)

      18. Educational Technology Committee (1997)

      19. Recruiting Committee (1985–1986, 1990–1991, 1996–1997)

      20. Chair, Colloquium Committee (1985–1986, 1992–1993)

      21. CISE Institutional Infrastructure Committee (1991)

      22. Director of Undergraduate Studies (1988–1991)

      23. Department Brochures Committee (1986–1991)

      24. Chair, Department of Computer Science Chairperson Search Committee (1989–1990)

      25. RDF Expenditures Committee (1988–1990)

      26. OPAS Committee (1987–1988)

      27. Graduate Admissions Committee (1984–1985, 1987–1988)

      28. Project Director, TI Scheme Instructional Beta Test Program (1985–1987)


    2. Center for Cognitive Science:

      1. Colloquium Chair (Fall 2006–Spring 2008)

      2. Chair, Director Search Committee (2008)

      3. Departmental Representative, Center for Cognitive Science Advisory Committee (1995–1998, 1999–2000, 2001–2005)

      4. Ph.D.-Tracks Committee (1999‐2005)

      5. Undergraduate Studies Committee (1999–2005)

      6. Member, ad hoc search committee for Director (2004)

      7. Co-organizer, conference on The Metaphysics of Consciousness (1999)

      8. Acting Director (1996–1997)

      9. Planning Committee, First International Summer Institute in Cognitive Science (1993–1994)

      10. Organizing Committee, CCS Conference on Cognition and Representation (1991–1992)

      11. Organizing Committee, CCS Workshop, "Where Does I Come From?" (1990)

      12. Interim Director (1989–1990)

      13. Co-Director, Graduate Group in Cognitive Science (1986–1990)

      14. Coordinator, Planning Committee, Graduate Research Initiative in Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences (1987–1989)


    3. Department of Linguistics:

      • External member, Faculty Search Committee (2002, 2005)

    4. Member, Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education Standing Committee for Academic Integrity (2005)

    5. College of Arts & Sciences:

      1. Admissions Committee, MA Specialization in Computational Linguistics (2001–2012)

      2. Policy Committee (1999–2001)

        1. Committee for Centers and Institutes (2000–2001)

        2. Committee on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure (appointed, 2000; ineligible to serve)

      3. Writing Task Force (1999–2000)

    6. Chair, ad hoc committee to explore a master's degree in information technology (2000)

    7. Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Planning (1996–1998)

    8. Graduate School:

      1. Excellence in Teaching Award Committee (2005)

      2. Committee on Transfer Credits (1997)

      3. Executive Committee (1994–1996)

      4. Fellowship Committee (1995)

    9. Faculty Mentor, Undergraduate Honors Program (1988–2012)

    10. Faculty of Natural Science & Mathematics:

      1. Divisional Committee (1993–1996)

      2. Undergraduate Directors Committee (1988–1991)

    11. School of Engineering & Applied Sciences:

      1. Graduate Academic Programs Committee (2006–2007)

      2. Advisor, BEAM program for high-school students (2003)

    12. Organizing Committee, University at Buffalo Symposium in Honor of Alonzo Church (1990)

    13. Faculty member, Program for Student Success Training: Workshop on Critical Reasoning (1985)

    14. Participant, Faculty Development Program (1984)


  3. At SUNY Fredonia:


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:


COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  1. Member, Board of Managers, Bryant Parish Condominium, Buffalo, NY (2015)

  2. Parents' Steering Committee, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY (2014–present)
  3. Nichols School, Buffalo, NY:

  4. Judge, Lewiston (NY) Culinary Arts Festival (2006).

  5. Chair, ad hoc committee to revise the bylaws of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center (2006)

  6. Restoration of Lucille Ball's childhood home, Celoron, NY (2005–2006)

  7. Judge, University News Service "Season's Eatings" cooking contest (2003)

  8. Bill Rapaport's Buffalo Restaurant Guide (1988–present)

  9. Appointed to Parents' Council, SUNY College of Technology at Alfred (1997–1998)

  10. "Understanding Understanding: Cognitive Science and Narrative", presentation to Western New York Mensa society (1991)

  11. Named to "Buffalo Ambassadors", Greater Buffalo Convention and Visitors Bureau, for bringing ACL-88 to Buffalo.


IN THE MEDIA:

  1. "A Philosophy of Computer Science Textbook", in Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog.

  2. Bisco, Jim (2012), "Bill Rapaport's Online Restaurant Guide Reaches a Milestone", UB Reporter (12 April).

  3. Radio interview about my "How to Study" website, WRHU, 88.7 FM, Hofstra University (12/11/09), on morning drive-time show with Christian Heimall.

  4. Phillips, Dennis (2009), "Lucy Celebration Held at Star's Childhood Home", Jamestown Post-Journal (August 11): C1.

  5. Smith, Hal (2007), "A Weekend with Lucy and Ricky", Chicago Tribune (6 May).

  6. Seychew, Christa Glennie (2007), "The Rapaport Report", Buffalo Rising Magazine #6 (April): 44.

  7. "Rapaports Donate to Lucy-Desi Center", The Scene, Jamestown Post-Journal (April 2006): 11.

  8. "Two Gifts Presented to Lucy-Desi Center", Buffalo News (11 April 2006): B-3.

  9. "Desilu Playhouse Enhances Offerings: Indianapolis Company Installs New Sound System in Radio Exhibit", Jamestown Post-Journal (30 March 2006): C-3.

  10. "Luci [sic]-Desi Center Receives Donations", Jamestown Post-Journal (20 March 2006): B-4.

  11. "2 ‘I Love Lucy’ Costumes Donated to Ball-Arnaz Center", Buffalo News (14~March 2006): B-3.

  12. "Lucille Ball's First Hollywood Contract Finds Way into Jamestown Museum", Jamestown Post-Journal (1 February 2006): C-1.

  13. Keefer, Joel (2006, 1 February), "Patrons of Lucy Center Donate Her First Contract", Buffalo News: B-3.

  14. "Lucy-Desi Acquisition Society Makes First Purchase", Jamestown Post-Journal (6 November 2005): B-1.

  15. Plyler, Robert W. (2005, 5 November), "End of Season Review", Jamestown Post-Journal: C-7.

  16. "Word Clues: Helping Kids Learn to Read", Medstar Source (20 October 2005):

    1. WSPA-TV NewsChannel 7 (Spartanburg, SC)
    2. WHOI-TV Channel 19 (Peoria, IL)

  17. Plyler, Robert W. (2005, 15 October), "A New City Landmark: Rapaport Center Adds to Jamestown's Lucille Ball Legacy", Jamestown Post-Journal: C-7.

  18. Kent, Loren (2005, 15 October), "Playhouse Premier: Lucie Arnaz on Hand as Center Opens" Jamestown Post-Journal: A1, A3.

  19. Kent, Loren (2005, 5 August), "Journey Back in Time: Lucy's Kitchen, Artifacts Showcased at Rapaport Center", Jamestown Post-Journal: A1, A3.

  20. Kent, Loren (2005, 15 June), "‘I Love Lucy’ Studio Sets Find New Home Downtown", Jamestown Post-Journal: A1, A3.

  21. "Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down", editorial, Jamestown Post-Journal (4 June 2005): A-4.

  22. Kent, Loren (2005, 30 May), "Lucy-Desi Receives $500K from Buffalo Couple", Jamestown Post-Journal: A1, A3.

  23. Kent, Loren (2005, 28 May), "Lucy's Family Returns to Childhood Home", Jamestown Post-Journal: A-1.

  24. "Preserving Lucy's House: Restoration Plan for Childhood Home of Lucille Ball Brings Smiles to WNY" (editorial), Buffalo News (17 March 2005).

  25. Sommer, Mark (2005, 11 March), "Fans Buy, Plan to Restore Ball's Childhood Home", Buffalo News: D-2.

  26. "Lucy's Childhood Home May Open to Public", Jamestown (NY) Post-Journal (9 March 2005): C1.

  27. Cochrane, Mary (2005, 3 February), "Learning New Words by Searching for Clues", UB Reporter 36(20).

  28. TV interview, STN (Science and Technology Network) (1 Nov 1996)

  29. Port, Otis (1994, 29 August), "‘Cassie’ Has Her Thinking Cap On", Developments to Watch, N. Gross (ed.), Business Week: 82.

  30. Vogel, Mike (1994, 20 July), "Computer Taught to Think in English", The Buffalo News: A1, A8.

  31. TV interview, Channel 4 (Buffalo) news (6:00 P.M.) (26 May 1994)

  32. "UB scientist heads international society", The Buffalo News (7 July 1991).

  33. Lovett, K. (1987, 13 July), "UB research efforts aim at artificial intelligence", Business First: The Business Newspaper of Buffalo and Western New York 3(38): 24.

  34. Radio interviews, "Weekend at Your Service: Home Computers", WEBR (Buffalo), 2/84, 5/84, 8/87

  35. Radio interview, "News in Perspective: Artificial Intelligence", WCVF (Fredonia), 1983


ON THE WEB:

  1. Homepage

  2. "Bill Rapaport's Interactive Buffalo Restaurant Guide" (1988–present)

  3. "A (Partial) Bibliography (in Chronological Order) of Medical Natural-Language Processing of Free Text"

  4. "Academic Family Tree of Hector-Neri Castañeda"

  5. "How to Study"

  6. "How to Write"

  7. "How I Grade"

  8. "Advice for (New) TAs" [PowerPoint]

  9. "William Perry's Scheme of Intellectual and Ethical Development"

  10. "Contextual Vocabulary Acquisition"

  11. "Good Things about Buffalo and Western New York"

  12. "A History of the Sentence ‘Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo’"

  13. Sequence A093788, On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (2004)

  14. "On the Importance of Castañeda" (2015), contribution to Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog.



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