Predicate: discontinue

discontinue: Frames file for 'discontinue' based on survey of sentences in the WSJ corpus.

Roleset id: discontinue.01 , to stop doing or manufacturing, Source: , vncls: 55.2, framnet:

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: entity ending something, agent (vnrole: 55.2-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing discontinued (vnrole: 55.2-Theme)

Example: transitive

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

        Troubled NBI Inc. said [0] it fired more than half its work force and is discontinuing its hardware business [*-1] to focus on its software and service operations .

        Arg0: it
        Rel: discontinuing
        Arg1: its hardware business
        ArgM-PNC: [*-1] to focus on its software and service operations

Example: passive

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: perfect,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        While [the discussions between Delmed and National Medical Care]-1 have been discontinued [*-1] , Delmed will continue [*-2] to supply dialysis products through National Medical after their exclusive agreement ends in March 1990 , Delmed said [0] [*T*-3] .

        Rel: discontinued
        Arg1: [*-1]

Example: transitive with ArgM-LOC

        person: third,  tense: present,  aspect: perfect,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        A Kentucky Fried Chicken spokesman , however , disputed the notion that the delivery service experienced problems in some markets where testing-1 has been discontinued [*-1] [*T*-2] .

        Rel: discontinued
        Arg1: [*-1]
        ArgM-LOC: [*T*-2]
        ArgM-RCL: where -> some markets