Roleset id: erase.01 , remove marks, Source: , vncls: , framnet: erase.01: ERASE-V NOTES: Many times the "agent" is properly felt to be a VP, but the VP itselfis not accessible as a constituent argument. In these cases you'llusually have to take the agent of the VP as the arg0 of 'erase.' (from erase.01-v)
Arg0-PAG: eraser (vnrole: 10.4.1-1-agent)
Arg1-PPT: thing erased, mark (vnrole: 10.4.1-1-theme)
Arg2-DIR: medium, surface (vnrole: 10.4.1-1-source)
Arg3-MNR: instrument, if separate from arg0
Example: straight transitive
person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: perfect,  voice: active,  form: participle
He said that Oliver North of Iran-Contra notoriety thought he had erased his computer but that the information was later retrieved for congressional committees to read.
Arg1: his computer
Example: passive, with source
person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: perfect,  voice: passive,  form: participle
Moreover, he said, technology now exists for stealing corporate secrets after they-1've been ``erased *trace*-1'' from a computer's memory.
Arg2: from a computer's memory
Example: VP subject
person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full
Mr. Andersson says he is confident that [taking parts of the company public]-1 will help *trace*-1 erase the ``conglomerate stigma'' that has held down Trelleborg's share price.
Arg1: the ``conglomerate stigma'' that has held down Trelleborg's share price
Example: all args
John erased the fat from the the expensive cut of beef with a chainsaw.
Arg1: the fat
Arg2: from the the expensive cut of beef
Arg3: with a chainsaw