Roleset id: decimate.01 , destroy, Source: , vncls: , framnet: decimate.01: DECIMATE-V NOTES: Verbnet predicts an instrumental subject. They also bring thedistinction between agent and instrument down to intentionality, whichwe've been trying to avoid. If you feel you can consistently makethat decision, go ahead; otherwise only use arg2 when there is also anarg0. (from decimate.01-v)
Arg0-PAG: destroyer (vnrole: 44-Agent)
Arg1-PPT: thing destroyed (vnrole: 44-Patient)
Arg2-MNR: instrument of destruction (vnrole: 44-Instrument)
Example: no instrument
Program traders argue that a reinstatement of the rule would decimate the ``pricing efficiency'' of the futures and stock markets.
Arg0: a reinstatement of the rule
Arg1: the ``pricing efficiency'' of the futures and stock markets
And Buck reached across the table, harpooned the meatball, plopped it on his plate, and decimated it with a mash or two of his fork.
Arg2: with a mash or two of his fork.