Predicate: flatten

Roleset id: flatten.01 , (cause to) become flat, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

flatten.01: FLATTEN-V NOTES: Frames file for 'flatten' based on survey of sentences in the WSJ corpus. Member of VN class other_cos-45.4 and carve-21.2-1.Frames created by Olga, amended by Paul (from flatten.01-v) FLATTENING-N NOTES: Based on Thyme data. Comparison to flatten.01-v. Flatten.01 is a member of VN classes carve-21.2-1 and other_cos-45.4.No FN class. Framed by Katie. (from flattening.01-n)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
flattening (n.)
flatten (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: causer of flatness, agent (vnrole: 45.4-agent, 21.2-1-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: flat thing (vnrole: 45.4-patient, 21.2-1-patient)

Example: intransitive

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        The changes come as Reebok , which [*T*-1] grew rapidly in the mid-1980s but has seen its sales flatten of late , is seeking [*-2]to regain momentum in the athletic-shoe business against rivals Nike Inc. and L.A. Gear Inc .

        Arg1: its sales
        Rel: flatten

Example: with PRED

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: perfect,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        In areas where the freeway made giant concrete sandwiches of itself [*T*-3] lie [*T*-4]cars that police say [0] [*T*-2] -1 have been flattened [*-1] into foot-thick slabs .

        Rel: flattened
        Arg1: [*-1]
        Argm-rcl: that -> cars
        Argm-pred: into foot-thick slabs

Example: with arg 1

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        mild flattening of the left ventral aspect of the pons

        Argm-ext: mild
        Rel: flattening
        Arg1: of the left ventral aspect of the pons


Predicate: flatten_out

Roleset id: flatten_out.02 , flatten completely, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

flatten_out.02: FLATTEN_OUT-V NOTES: (from flatten.02-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
flatten_out (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: causer of flatness, agent
        Arg1-PPT: flat thing

Example: nominal

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: gerund

        Under these conditions, even a flattening out of economic growth -- ``catching cold'' -- in the healthy metropolitan areas will create significant opportunities for corporations and professional service firms looking for bargains as the realestate industry catches pneumonia.

        Rel: flattening out
        Arg1: of economic growth


Predicate: flat

Roleset id: flat.03 , lacking fizz, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

flat.03: FLAT-J NOTES: Added by Julia based on WordNet. (from flat.03-j)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
flat (j.)

Roles:

        Arg1-PPT: fizzless substance

Example: the arg

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        I went around and asked the other tables to make sure that no one's soda was flat.

        Arg1: no one's soda
        Rel: flat

Roleset id: flat.04 , not shiny (as a surface), Source: , vncls: , framnet:

flat.04: FLAT-J NOTES: Added by Julia based on WordNet. (from flat.04-j)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
flat (j.)

Roles:

        Arg1-PAG: dull surface

Example: standard

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        The paint they chose for the kitchen was flat rather than glossy.

        Arg1: The paint they chose for the kitchen
        Rel: flat
        Argm-adv: rather than glossy

Roleset id: flat.05 , lowered slightly in pitch, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

flat.05: FLAT-J NOTES: Added by Julia based on WordNet. (from flat.02-j)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
flat (j.)

Roles:

        Arg1-PPT: note that is slightly low

Example: with EXT

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        Her singing was slightly flat.

        Arg1: Her singing
        Argm-ext: slightly
        Rel: flat

Roleset id: flat.06 , even, uniform, unvarying, horizontally level, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

flat.06: FLAT-J NOTES: Added by Julia based on WSJ data, flatten-v.01, which corresponds to VNcls carve-21.2-1 other_cos-45.4. (from flat.01-j)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
flat (j.)

Roles:

        Arg1-PAG: flat thing (vnrole: 21.2-1-patient)

Example: argMs

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        Sales were roughly flat in the 1989 model year compared with a year earlier , though industry sales fell .

        Arg1: Sales
        Argm-adv: roughly
        Rel: flat
        Argm-tmp: in the 1989 model year earlier
        Argm-adv: compared with a year earlier
        Argm-adv: though industry sales fell

Example: flat tire

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        My car tire was flat tonight.

        Arg1: my car tire
        Rel: flat
        Argm-tmp: tonight

Example: canonical flatness

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        The ground under the tent was flat.

        Arg1: The ground under the tent
        Rel: flat