Predicate: simplify

Roleset id: simplify.01 , make simple or simpler, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

simplify.01: SIMPLIFY-V NOTES: No Vncls. (from simplify.01-v)

Aliases:

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simplify (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-CAU: agent, causer
        Arg1-PPT: entity simplified

Example: transitive

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

        [RISC technology]-1 speeds up a computer by [*-1]simplifying the internal software .

        Arg0: [*-1]
        Rel: simplifying
        Arg1: the internal software

Example: arbitrary subject

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

        Long-debated proposals [*] to simplify the more than 150 civil penalties and make them fairer and easier to administer are in the House tax bill .

        Arg0: [*]
        Rel: simplify
        Arg1: the more than 150 civil penalties

Example: with manner adverbial

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

        `` When there 's a clutter of brands , consumers simplify the complexity by telling themselves , ` All brands are the same so what difference does it make which I buy , ' '' says Karen Olshan , a senior vice president at BBDO .

        Argm-tmp: When there's a clutter of brands
        Arg0: consumers
        Rel: simplify
        Arg1: the complexity
        Argm-mnr: by telling themselves , ` All brands are the same so what difference does it make which I buy


Predicate: simple

Roleset id: simple.02 , easy, uncomplicated, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

simple.02: SIMPLE-J NOTES: Relation to 'simplify.01' (from simple.01-j)

Aliases:

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simple (j.)System_complexity

Roles:

        Arg0 not expected with the adjective. (from simple.01-j)
        Arg1-PAG: easy/uncomplicated thing (may require concatenation)

Example: arg1, concatenation

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

        Entropy also is simple to describe and explain qualitatively.

        Arg1: [Entropy][to describe and explain quantitatively]
        Argm-dis: also
        Rel: simple

Roleset id: simple.03 , childlike, naive, or not very smart, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

simple.03: SIMPLE-J NOTES: Added by Julia based on WordNet. (from simple.02-j)

Aliases:

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simple (j.)

Roles:

        Arg1-PAG: childlike one

Example: arg1

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

        He thought she was simple because she fell for the story about the dead New Englanders.

        Arg1: she
        Rel: simple