Roleset id: spur.01 , cause an increase (in interest, etc), Source: , vncls: , framnet: spur.01: SPUR-V NOTES: Frames file for 'spur' based on sentences in financial subcorpus. No verbnet entry. Comparison to 'stimulate' (from spur.01-v predicate notes)
Arg0-PAG: cause of increase, agent
Arg1-PPT: thing increasing
Arg2-MNR: instrument, if agent is also present
Example: instrumental subject
For the paper industry specifically, most analysts said the deal will spur a wave of paper-company takeovers, possibly involving such companies as Union Camp Corp., Federal Paperboard Co. and Mead Corp.
Arg2: the deal
Arg1: a wave of paper-company takeovers, possibly involving such companies as Union Camp Corp., Federal Paperboard Co. and Mead Corp
Example: passivized instrumental subject
[This month's Friday-the-13th market plunge]-1 spurred *trace*-1 by UAL news wasn't as bad for the Jacobson specialists as yesterday's action.
Arg2: by UAL news
Example: agentive subject
Indeed, Winnebago said it-1 started ``several promotional programs'' *trace*-1 to spur retail sales in the fall and winter.
Arg1: retail sales
Example: agent and instrument
Mary spurred John's interest in the ballet by telling him that at the end, one of the swans would be roasted and eaten onstage.
Arg1: John's interest in the ballet
Arg2: by telling him that at the end, one of the swans would be roasted and eaten onstage.