Predicate: clock

Roleset id: clock.01 , measure the speed of something, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

clock.01: CLOCK-V NOTES: I doubt the "yardstick" argument will ever appear; it's largelysubsumed within the verb.For comparison, my laptop (PIII/750Mhz) runs at almost 1500 MIPs. (from clock.01-v)


clock (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: measurer (vnrole: 54.1-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing measured (vnrole: 54.1-theme)
        Arg2-VSP: yardstick, standard of measurement (clock)
        Arg3-VSP: measurement (vnrole: 54.1-value)

Example: with measurement

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

        Intel clocks the chip's speed at 15 million instructions per second, or MIPs.

        Arg0: Intel
        Rel: clocks
        Arg1: the chip 's speed
        Arg3: at 15 million instructions per second , or MIPs

Roleset id: clock.02 , hit (on the head?), Source: , vncls: , framnet:

clock.02: CLOCK-V NOTES: Frames file for 'clock' based on sentences in financial subcorpus. No Framenet entry. Comparison with measure. (from clock.02-v predicate notes)


clock (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: agent, hitter - animate only!
        Arg1-PPT: thing hit
        Arg2-MNR: instrument, thing hit by or with

Example: whack!

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        We're going [*-2] to look for some of the better-known companies that[*T*-1]-3 got clocked [*-3]'' Friday.

        Rel: clocked
        Argm-rcl: that -> the better-known companies
        Argm-tmp: Friday