Stuart Shapiro

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We describe an agent architecture in terms of general principles of organization of components for an autonomous agent that functions in the world. This architecture is described independent of computational components of the agent that are used to generate behavior. It speciies an integration of explicit representation and reasoning mechanisms, embodied(More)
The regulatory process is often criticized for being cumbersome and slow, much like a computer whose hard drive is fragmented by files no longer used or useful. Like such a computer, the regulatory process contains many requirements of dubious utility. These include the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and numerous executive orders.(More)
This paper summarizes the work done at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) in the GeoCLEF 2006 track. The approach presented uses pure IR techniques (indexing of single word terms as well as word bigrams, and automatic retrieval feedback) to try to improve retrieval performance of queries with geographical references. The main purpose of this(More)
In order to function robustly in the world, autonomous agents need to assimilate concepts for physical entities and relations, grounded in perception and action. They also need to assimilate concepts for perceptual properties like color, shape, and weight, and perhaps eventually even for nonphysical objects like unicorns. The process of acquiring concepts(More)
shortly after his inauguration, President Obama directed the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to develop recommendations for a new Executive Order on Federal regulatory review in consultation with the agencies. This initiative would replace Executive Order 12866, which was issued by President Clinton in 1993 and is still in force. On February 26,(More)