Predicate: narrow

Roleset id: narrow.01 , make narrower, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

narrow.01: NARROW-V NOTES: Frames file for 'narrow' based on sentences in financial subcorpus. Verbnet class other_cos-45.4, other framed members include decrease, halt, sweeten, and many others. (from narrow.01-v predicate notes) NARROWING-N NOTES: narrow.01 (from narrowing.01-n) NARROWED-J NOTES: Automatically created by Julia as an alias file for unification. (from narrowed.01-j)


narrow (v.)
narrowing (n.)
narrowed (j.)


        Arg0-PAG: causal agent (vnrole: 45.4-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing becoming narrower (vnrole: 45.4-Patient)
        Arg2-EXT: EXT, amount narrowed by
        Arg3-DIR: start point
        Arg4-GOL: end point

Example: narrow-v: ergative

        The Texas Oil& Gas division continues to operate in the red, although losses narrowed to $9 million from $15 million.

        Arg1: losses
        Rel: narrowed
        Arg4: to $9 million
        Arg3: from $15 million

Example: narrow-v: agentive

        Combustion reported improved profits in its automation and control products businesses, and it narrowed its losses in its public sector and environmental segment.

        Arg0: it
        Rel: narrowed
        Arg1: its losses in its public sector and environmental segment

Example: narrow-v: passive

        [That range]-1 was quickly narrowed *trace*-1 to $145 to $155, although traders surrounding the post were told that $148 to $150 would be the likely target.

        Argm-mnr: quickly
        Rel: narrowed
        Arg1: *trace*
        Arg4: to $145 to $155
        Argm-adv: although traders surrounding the post were told that $148 to $150 would be the likely target

Example: narrowing-n: Metaphorical

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

        One of the strengths as well as weaknesses of contemporary academic life is its narrowing of expertise.

        Arg0: its
        Rel: narrowing
        Arg1: of expertise

Roleset id: narrow.02 , be narrow, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

narrow.02: NARROW-J NOTES: Based on medical adjectives. (from narrow.01-j)


narrow (j.)


        Arg1-PPT: thing that is narrow

Example: narrow-j

        The blanket is too narrow to serve as a cover.

        Arg1: The blanket
        Argm-cxn: [too][to serve as a cover]
        Rel: narrow

Predicate: narrow_down

Roleset id: narrow_down.03 , eliminate possibilities, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

narrow_down.03: NARROW_DOWN-V NOTES: Added by Julia, Meredith for Google.


narrow_down (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: entity eliminating options
        Arg1-PPT: selection, thing narrowed down
        Arg2-DIR: original range of options, start state
        Arg3-PRD: options left over, end state

Example: narrow_down-v

        We narrowed it down from 65 to 10

        Arg0: We
        Rel: [narrowed][down]
        Arg1: it
        Arg2: from 65
        Arg3: to 10