Predicate: malign

Roleset id: malign.01 , talk down, slander, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

malign.01: MALIGN-V NOTES: Frames file for 'malign' based on sentences in wsj. No access to Verbnet at the moment. (from malign.01-v predicate notes)


malign (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: maligner (vnrole: 33-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: maligned (vnrole: 33-Theme)

Example: can you justly malign anything?

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

        The council's action is yet another blow to a sport that its fans claim [*T*-2]-1 has been maligned [*-1]unjustly for years.

        Rel: maligned
        Arg1: [*-1]
        ArgM-RCL: that -> a sport
        ArgM-MNR: unjustly
        ArgM-TMP: for years

Predicate: malignant

Roleset id: malignant.02 , harmful, perhaps as cancer, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

malignant.02: MALIGNANT-J NOTES: Added by Julia based on SHARP. Comparison to benign.01 (from malignant.01-j)


malignant (j.)


        Arg1-PAG: tumor/tissue
        Arg2-VSP: cancer or other disease
        Arg3-GOL: medical patient

Example: args 2, 3

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

        Breast cancer, which-1 *PRO*-1 is malignant for women worldwide, has led to considerable morbidity and mortality rates even in youths.

        Arg2: *PRO*-1
        Rel: malignant
        Arg3: for women
        Argm-loc: worldwide