Predicate: assist

assist: Frames file for 'assist' based on sentences in financial subcorpus.

Roleset id: assist.01 , help, assist, Source: , vncls: 72-1, framnet: Assistance

assist.01: Member of Vncls help-72-1. Comparison with 'help'.

Roles:

        Args 2 and 3 are reversed from 'help'
        Arg0-PAG: assistant (vnrole: 72-1-Agent)
        Arg1-GOL: assisted (vnrole: 72-1-Beneficiary)
        Arg2-PPT: project (vnrole: 72-1-Theme)

Example: all arguments present

        Sotheby's vice president Diana Levitt says the auction house has been ``assisting'' Mr. Paul in selling the paintings.

        Arg0: the auction house
        Rel: assisting
        Arg1: Mr. Paul
        Arg2: in selling the paintings

Example: missing assisted entity

        Price Stern Sloan Inc. said it hired [an investment banking firm]-2 *trace*-2 to assist in evaluating restructuring or merger alternatives and reported a net loss of $8.1 million, or $2.14 a share, for the third quarter ended Sept.

        Arg0: *trace*-2
        Rel: assist
        Arg2: in evaluating restructuring or merger alternatives

Example: missing project

        The troubled Minneapolis-based railroad concern said the committee has the authority to hire [financial and legal advisers]-3 *trace* *trace*-3 to assist it.

        Arg0: *trace*-3
        Rel: assist
        Arg1: it