lower: Frames file for 'lower' based on sentences in financial subcorpus. No access to verbnet. Comparison with 'drop' and similar verbs of incremental downward movement.
Roleset id: lower.01 , go down, esp of financial usage, Source: , vncls: 9.4, framnet:
Arg0-PAG: entity moving something downward (vnrole: 9.4-agent)
Arg1-PPT: Logical subject, patient, thing going down (vnrole: 9.4-theme)
Arg2-EXT: EXT, amount gone down by
Arg3-DIR: start point
Arg4-GOL: end point, end state of arg1
Example: just transitive
The upgrade reflected the 20% decline in shares of the bank since the firm lowered its rating in early October, based on the belief the stock had become expensive.
Arg0: the firm
Arg1: its rating
Argm-tmp: in early October
Argm-cau: based on the belief the stock had become expensive
Example: start and end points
Standard & Poor's Corp. lowered the rating on Crossland's preferred stock to double-C from single-B-minus and placed it on CreditWatch for possible further downgrade.
Arg0: Standard & Poor's Corp.
Arg1: the rating on Crossland's preferred stock
Arg4: to double-C
Arg3: from single-B-minus
Example: with EXT
John lowered his expectations precisely 15.3598435%.
Arg1: his expectations
Arg2: precisely 15.3598435%