Predicate: slice

Roleset id: slice.01 , to cut into slices or from a larger piece, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

slice.01: SLICE-V NOTES: Based on WSJ. Member of Vncls carve-21.2-1, cut-21.1-1, disassemble-23.3, swat-18.2. Updated by Julia, 11/2010. (from slice.01-v)


slice (v.)Cause_harm Cutting


        Arg0-PAG: cutter, agent (vnrole: 21.2-1-Agent, 21.1-1-Agent, 23.3-Agent, 18.2-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: entity sliced (vnrole: 21.2-1-Patient, 21.1-1-Patient, 23.3-Patient, 18.2-Patient)
        Arg2-DIR: larger piece (vnrole: 21.1-1-Source, 23.3-co-patient)

Example: all arguments

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

        President Bush insists [0] it would be a great tool for [*]curbing the budget deficit and slicing the lard out of government programs .

        Arg0: [*]
        Rel: slicing
        Arg1: the lard
        Arg2: out of government programs

Predicate: slice_up

Roleset id: slice_up.02 , to cut into slices, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

slice_up.02: SLICE_UP-V NOTES: Based on WSJ. No direct VNcls, but see carve-21.2-1 (from slice.02-v)


slice_up (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: cutter, agent (vnrole: 21.2-1-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: entity sliced (vnrole: 21.2-1-Patient)

Example: transitive

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

        Unocal Corp. 's top management sets guidelines , but line supervisors slice up the merit pie .

        Arg0: line supervisors
        Rel: [ slice] [ up]
        Arg1: the merit pie