Slot Dictionary

Slot Name Restrictions Gloss Example Like Cyc®
Domain: Event    Range: Event
causes
(caused-by)
-- EventD causes EventR splitting the atomic nucleus causes a release of energy #$causedBy
enables
(enabled-by)
-- EventD enables EventR but is insufficient to cause it opening the door enables entry into the room
entails
(entailed-by)
-- EventD occurring would entail that EventR also occur being born entails dying #$implies
inhibits
(inhibited-by)
-- EventD inhibits EventR but is insufficient to prevent it obstructing an object inhibits moving it
by-means-of
(means-by-which)
-- EventD transpires by means of EventR producing sound by-means-of additive synthesis
prevents
(prevented-by)
-- EventD prevents EventR innoculating prevents contracting disease
resulting-state
(resulting-from)
EventD is an Action
EventR is a State
EventD results in State EventR breaking an object results in the object being broken #$toState
subevent
(subevent-of)
-- EventD has as subevent EventR penetrating has as subevent breaching #$subEvents
time
(time-of)
EventD is a Event
EventR is a Time-Interval
EventD occurs at time EventR -- #$eventTypeTemporalLocality
Domain: Event    Range: Entity
agent
(agent-of)
Entity has sentient=T Entity initiates, performs or causes Event Chico solved the mystery #$performedBy
beneficiary
(beneficiary-of)
Entity has sentient=T Entity benefits from Event the verdict benefited Lorena #$beneficiary
causer
(causer-of)
Entity has sentient=F Entity initiates, performs or causes Event the virus invades the cell #$doneBy
donor
(donor-of)
Event is a Dative
Entity has sentient=T
Entity releases object of Event Edward sent the money #$fromPossessor
experiencer
(experiencer-of)
Event is a State
Entity has sentient=T
Entity experiences Event Franz fainted at the keyboard #$bodilyActedOn
instrument
(instrument-of)
Entity has animate=F Entity is used in Event Irene removed the tumor with a laser #$stuffUsed
object
(object-of)
Event is a Action Entity is the main passive participant in Event Betty opened the window #$objectActedOn
recipient
(recipient-of)
Event is a Dative
Entity has sentient=T
Entity receives object of Event Richard sold Gerald the house #$toPossessor
result
(result-of)
Event is a Action Entity comes into being as a result of Event Blaise invented the syringe #$outputsCreated
Domain: Event    Range: Place
away-from
(away-from-of)
-- Event transpires away from place Place but did not necessarily start there Sylvia gave the lecture off-campus
destination
(destination-of)
-- Event ends at place Place or has Place as target Fiona attached the cable to the winch #$toLocation
location
(location-of)
-- Event transpires at place Place Alain performed in the park #$eventOccursAt
path
(path-of)
-- Event transpires along Place as path the ants marched across the blanket #$pathway-Partial
source
(source-of)
-- Event begins at place Place or has Place as some source reference She's leaving home #$fromLocation
toward
(toward-of)
-- Event transpires toward place Place but may end elsewhere Adam drove toward Brighton
Domain: Event    Range: Value
direction
(direction-of)
Value is cardinal, scalar or categorical Event transpires in the direction of Value Max moved north #$directionOfTranslation-Avg
force
(force-of)
Value is cardinal or scalar Event transpires with force Value the window held fast
frequency
(frequency-of)
Event is repetitive
Value is cardinal, scalar or categorical
Event transpires at the frequency of Value Christopher lobbied annually #$frequencyOfActionType
manner
(manner-of)
Value is scalar or categorical Event transpires in the manner of Value Georgia answered the quiz with ease
rate
(rate-of)
Value is cardinal or scalar Event transpires at the rate of Value this drug takes effect immediately
Domain: Entity    Range: Event
capability
(capability-of)
Event is a To-Be Entity is able to fill a Role in Event a knife is able to be instrument in a Pry Event #$capableOf
function
(function-of)
Event is a To-Be The primary function of Entity is to fill a Role in Event the function of a knife is to be instrument in a Cut Event #$primaryFunction
goal
(goal-of)
Event is a Condition The goal of Entity is that Condition be satisfied the goal of a traveller is that his location be at a destination #$goals
time-of-existence
(time-of-existence-of)
Event is a Time-Interval Entity exists during Event --
Domain: Entity    Range: Entity
content
(content-of)
EntityD is a Container
EntityR is a Tangible-Entity
EntityD contains EntityR this is my stout mug
has-part
(is-part-of)
EntityD is a Tangible-Entity
EntityR is a Tangible-Entity
EntityD has as part EntityR this is my stout mug handle #$parts
location
(location-of)
EntityD is a Tangible-Entity
EntityR is a Place
EntityD is located at EntityR my stout mug is at home #$objectFoundInLocation
material
(material-of)
EntityD is a Tangible-Entity
EntityR is a Tangible-Entity
EntityD is made of EntityR this is my pewter stout mug
possesses
(is-possessed-by)
EntityD has sentient=T
EntityR is a Tangible-Entity
EntityD possesses EntityR that stout mug is mine #$possesses
Domain: Entity    Range: Value
age
(age-of)
Value is cardinal or scalar Entity has age Value a juvenile delinquent
animacy
(animacy-of)
Value is boolean animate=T: Entity can be living or dead a carrot
area
(area-of)
Entity is a Tangible-Entity
Value is cardinal or scalar
Entity has area Value huge tracts of land
breakability
(breakability-of)
Entity is a Tangible-Entity
Value is scalar
A measure of Entity's physical integrity brittle bones
capacity
(capacity-of)
Entity is a Tangible-Entity
Value is cardinal or scalar
Entity has capacity Value the 5-gallon popcorn pail
color
(color-of)
Entity is a Tangible-Entity
Value is categorical
Entity has color Value a puce beret
consistency
(consistency-of)
Entity is a Tangible-Entity
Value is scalar
Entity has consistency Value gritty chocolate
density
(density-of)
Entity is a Tangible-Entity
Value is cardinal or scalar
Entity has density Value a hard shell
depth
(depth-of)
Entity is a Tangible-Entity
Value is cardinal or scalar
Entity has depth Value the bottomless pit
height
(height-of)
Entity is a Tangible-Entity
Value is cardinal or scalar
Entity has height Value towering inferno
length
(length-of)
Entity is a Tangible-Entity
Value is cardinal or scalar
Entity has length Value a short skirt
mass
(mass-of)
Entity is a Tangible-Entity
Value is cardinal or scalar
Entity has mass Value a hefty bag
sentience
(sentience-of)
Entity has animate=T
Value is scalar or categorical
sentient=T: Entity can perceive or feel a human
sex
(sex-of)
Entity has sentient=T
Value is categorical
Entity has sex Value the female yak
shape
(shape-of)
Entity is a Tangible-Entity
Value is scalar or categorical
Entity has shape Value a conical hat
size
(size-of)
Entity is a Tangible-Entity
Value is scalar
Entity has size Value the big one
smell
(smell-of)
Entity is a Tangible-Entity
Value is scalar or categorical
Entity has smell Value a malodorous reek
taste
(taste-of)
Entity is a Tangible-Entity
Value is scalar or categorical
Entity has taste Value piquante sauce
temperature
(temperature-of)
Entity is a Tangible-Entity
Value is cardinal or scalar
Entity has temperature Value a friggingcold day
texture
(texture-of)
Entity is a Tangible-Entity
Value is scalar
Entity has texture Value smooth skin
thickness
(thickness-of)
Entity is a Tangible-Entity
Value is scalar
Entity has thickness Value a thick leg
trait
(trait-of)
Entity has sentient=T
Value is scalar or categorical
Entity has personality trait of Value aggressive people
wetness
(wetness-of)
Entity is a Tangible-Entity
Value is scalar
Entity has wetness Value dry earth
width
(width-of)
Entity is a Tangible-Entity
Value is cardinal or scalar
Entity has width Value the narrow pass
volume
(volume-of)
Entity is a Tangible-Entity
Value is cardinal or scalar
Entity has volume Value one large dish barrel
Domain: Time-Interval    Range: Time-Interval
before
(after)
-- end of TID < start of TIR XXX YYY #$startsAfterEndingOf
during
(temporally-contains)
-- start of TID > start of TIR
end of TID < end of TIR
 XXX
YYYYYY
(#$temporally-subsumes TIR TID)
temporally-overlaps
(temporally-overlapped-by)
-- start of TID < start of TIR
end of TID < end of TIR
XXX
 YYY
#$overlapsStart
temporally-meets
(temporally-met-by)
-- end of TID = start of TIR XXXYYY #$contiguousAfter
temporally-starts
(temporally-started-by)
-- start of TID = start of TIR XXX
YYYYY
#$temporallyCooriginating
temporally-finishes
(temporally-finished-by)
-- end of TID = end of TIR   XXX
YYYYY
#$temporallyCoterminal
Domain: Place    Range: Place
abuts
(abuts)
-- PlaceD abuts PlaceR   #$touches
is-above
(is-below)
-- PlaceD is above PlaceR   #$above-Higher
is-along
(is-along)
-- PlaceD is along PlaceR  
is-at
(is-at-of)
-- PlaceD is at PlaceR  
is-between
(is-beyond)
-- PlaceD is between PlacesR (each PlaceR is beyond PlaceD from the other PlaceR)   #$between
is-behind
(is-in-front-of)
-- PlaceD is behind PlaceR   #$behind-Generally
is-inside
(encloses)
-- PlaceD is inside PlaceR   #$surroundsCompletely
is-on
(has-on-it)
-- PlaceD is on PlaceR   #$above-Touching
is-outside
(does-not-enclose)
-- PlaceD is outside PlaceR  
is-over
(is-under)
-- PlaceD is over PlaceR   #$above-Overhead

 

Last modified: October 10, 2000