Predicate: streamline

Roleset id: streamline.01 , make smoother, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

streamline.01: STREAMLINE-V NOTES: Tracing gets weird; don't be afraid to leave arg0 as just a trace. (from streamline.01-v)


streamline (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: cause of smoothness
        Arg1-PPT: thing becoming smoother

Example: oddly intransitive/middle voice

        person: third,  tense: present,  aspect: progressive,  voice: ns,  form: participle

        The British parent is also streamlining: Brooks Brothers, which continues to make almost all of its merchandise, recently shut one of its two shirt plants in Paterson, N.J., and has closed boys' departments in all but 20 stores.

        Arg0: The British parent
        ArgM-DIS: also
        Rel: streamlining

Example: normally transitive

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

        But [Mr. Luzon]-1 has moved swiftly *trace*-1 to streamline bureaucracy, cut costs, increase capital and build up new areas of business.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: streamline
        Arg1: bureaucracy