Predicate: funnel

Roleset id: funnel.01 , directed motion, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

funnel.01: FUNNEL-V NOTES: Frames file for 'funnel' based on sentences in wsj. Verbnet entry 9.3. (from funnel.01-v predicate notes)


funnel (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: causer of motion, agent (vnrole: 9.3-1-1-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing moved (vnrole: 9.3-1-1-theme)
        Arg2-GOL: destination (vnrole: 9.3-1-1-destination)
        Arg3-DIR: source

Example: typically three args

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

        Theoretically, [the brokers]-1 will then be able *trace*-1 to funnel ``leads'' on corporate finance opportunities to Kidder's investment bankers, possibly easing the longstanding tension between the two camps.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: funnel
        Arg1: ``leads'' on corporate finance opportunities
        Arg2: to Kidder's investment bankers

Example: different preposition

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

        The U.S. Attorney's office filed a criminal complaint against six bank employees charging them with conspiracy in the scheme, which *trace*-1 apparently was capable of *trace*-1 handling millions of dollars a week by *trace*-1 funneling cash through fictitious bank accounts.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Argm-rcl: which -> the scheme
        Rel: funneling
        Arg1: cash
        Arg2: through fictitious bank accounts

Example: with source

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

        Last month, the carrier said it wanted to lease crews and planes from British Airways so it could funnel its passengers from London to other European destinations.

        Arg0: it
        Argm-mod: could
        Rel: funnel
        Arg1: its passengers
        Arg3: from London
        Arg2: to other European destinations