Predicate: taper_off

Roleset id: taper_off.01 , become slender, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

taper_off.01: TAPER_OFF-V NOTES: Updated by Julia, 10/2010. Member of Vncls other_cos-45.4. (from taper.01-v) TAPERING_OFF-N NOTES: taper.01 (from tapering.01-n)


taper_off (v.)
tapering_off (n.)


        Arg0 was added later, so intransitive instances will all have been tagged with arg1 in the past. (from taper.01-v)
        Arg0-PAG: agent (rare) (vnrole: 45.4-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing becoming slender (vnrole: 45.4-patient)

Example: they all look like this

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

        Kenneth Mayland, economist for Society Corp., a Cleveland bank, said [demand for exports of factory goods]-1 is beginning *trace*-1 to taper off.

        Arg1: *trace*
        Rel: [ taper] [ off]

Example: arg 1 only

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

        Some of his teen-age patients drank as much as four quarts of milk a day, Dr. Fisher found, and their acne tapered off as soon as he tapered off their milk.

        Arg1: their acne
        Rel: tapered off
        Argm-tmp: as soon as he tapered off their milk

Predicate: taper

Roleset id: taper.02 , gradually diminish, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

taper.02: TAPER-V NOTES: (from taper.02-v) TAPERING-N NOTES: taper.02 (from tapering.02-n)


tapering (n.)
taper (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: Agent
        Arg1-PPT: Logical subject, patient, thing being diminished
        Arg2-EXT: EXT, amount diminished by
        Arg3-VSP: Start point
        Arg4-PRD: End point

Example: With start and end points

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

        Dr.Philbin tapered Antonio's medication from 50mg/day to 25mg/day

        Arg0: Dr.Philbin
        Rel: tapered
        Arg1: Antonio's medication
        Arg3: from 50mg/day
        Arg4: to 25 mg/day