Predicate: excavate

Roleset id: excavate.01 , dig a big hole, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

excavate.01: EXCAVATE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'excavate' based on sentences in wsj. Verbnet entry 35.2. (from excavate.01-v predicate notes) EXCAVATION-N NOTES: Based on ontonotes nouns. Comparison to excavate.01-v. Excavate.01 is a member of VN class search-35.2. Framed by Katie. (from excavation.01-n)


excavate (v.)
excavation (n.)


        Arg0-PAG: excavator, digger (vnrole: 35.2-Agent)
        Arg1-LOC: hole (vnrole: 35.2-Location)

Example: intransitive

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: perfect,  voice: active,  form: participle

        The city's mayor vowed to take legal action against developers who*trace* had been excavating at the crest of the hill.

        Arg0: *trace*
        ArgM-RCL: who -> developers
        Rel: excavating
        ArgM-LOC: at the crest of the hill

Example: passive

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

        Before the Gutfreunds finally left this unfriendly environment fora prodigious duplex on Fifth Avenue and an 18th-century mansion with aspecially excavated $1 million garage in Paris, the Postels hadobtained an injunction to prevent any future hoisting of trees, and ina neighborly spirit hit both the Gutfreunds and the building with a$35 million lawsuit.

        ArgM-MNR: specially
        Rel: excavated
        Arg1: garage

Example: hole as "thing dug into"

        His historical excavation of the life of Donal Rumsfeld

        Arg0: His
        Argm-adj: historical
        Rel: excavation
        Arg1: of the life of Donal Rumsfeld