5 Earthquake Hits Lower Slabovia Today, an extremely serious earthquake of magnitude 8.5 hit Lower Slabovia, killing 25 people and causing $500 million in damage. The President of Lower Slabovia said that the hard-hit area near the Sadie Hawkins fault has been a danger zone for years.
6 Story Understanding by Filling Frames
7 Earthquake Summary Pattern An earthquake occurred in. There were fatalities and $ in property damage. The magnitude was on the Richter scale; the fault involved was the.
8 Instantiated Earthquake Summary Pattern An earthquake occurred in Lower Slabovia today. There were 25 fatalities and $500 million in property damage. The magnitude was 8.5 on the Richter scale; the fault involved was the Sadie Hawkins.
9 Earthquake Study Stopped Today, the President of Lower Slabovia killed 25 proposals totaling $500 million for research in earthquake prediction. Our Lower Slabovian correspondent calculates that 8.5 research proposals are rejected for every one approved. There are rumors that the President's science advisor, Sadie Hawkins, is at fault.
10 Thematic-Role Frames
11 "Robbie made coffee for Suzie with a percolator"
12 "Robbie went to the theater with Suzie by car"
13 Thematic Inference (1) Robbie was sent to the scrap heap by parcel post. Robbie was sent to the scrap heap by Marcel Proust.
14 Thematic Inference (2) He shot the rabbit. He shot the picture.
15 Thematic Inference (3) He threwsome food. He threw awaysome food. He threw upsome food.
16 Thematic Inference (Summary)
18 Take Take 1 : transport. Either source or destination or both should appear. Take 2 : swindle. No source or destination; only people can be swindled. Take 3 : swallow medicine. Beneficiary = agent. Take 4 : steal. People are not stolen. Take 5 : initiate and execute social event with another person. Always with particle “out”. Take 6 : remove. People cannot be removed. Always with particle “out”. Take 7 : assume control. With particle “over”. Take 8 : remove from the body. Always with particle “off”.
19 Linguistic Constraints
20 Analysis of Sentences Robbie took aspirin. Robbie took aspirin for Suzie. Robbie took out Suzie. Robbie took out the box. Robbie took the ball to Suzie. Robbie took Suzie. Robbie took Suzie to town. The ball was taken out of town by Robbie by car for a day for Suzie.
21 Primitive Actions Move-body-part Move-object Expel Ingest Propel Speak See Hear Smell Feel Move-possession Move-concept Think-about Conclude Do
22 "Robbie enjoyed putting the wedge on the red block"
23 "Suzie told Robbie to put the wedge on the red block"