Predicate: open

open: Frames file for 'open' based on survey of initial sentences of big corpus and comparison with 'close'

Roleset id: open.01 , open, Source: , vncls: 40.3.2 45.4 47.6, framnet:

open.01: Watch out for misparsed adjectives as in "The market is open toall comers." This is sometimes tagged (incorrectly) as a verb. (will probably appear in a PRD node in this cases-- .ER)


        Arg0-PAG: opener (vnrole: 47.6-agent, 40.3.2-agent, 45.4-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing opening (vnrole: 47.6-theme, 40.3.2-patient, 45.4-patient)
        Arg2-MNR: instrument (vnrole: 45.4-instrument)
        Arg3-GOL: benefactive (vnrole: 40.3.2-recipient)

Example: agentive

        Texas Instruments Inc. opened a plant in South Korea to manufacture control devices.

        Arg0: Texas Instruments Inc.
        Rel: opened
        Arg1: a plant
        Argm-loc: in South Korea
        Argm-pnc: to manufacture control devices.

Example: ergative

        The branch of the the Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs opened in July.

        Arg1: The branch of the the Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs
        Rel: opened
        Argm-tmp: in July

Example: instrumental

        Douglas Wilder opened his gubernatorial battle with Marshall Coleman with an abortion commerical.

        Arg0: Douglas Wilder
        Rel: opened
        Arg1: his gubernatorial battle with Marshall Coleman
        Arg2: with an abortion commerical

Example: topicalized instrument

        This can opener opens bottles, too!

        Arg2: This can opener
        Rel: opens
        Arg1: bottles
        Argm-dis: too

Example: benefactive

        South Korea has opened its market to foreign cigarettes.

        Arg0: South Korea
        Rel: opened
        Arg1: its market
        Arg3: to foreign cigarettes

Roleset id: open.02 , begin, Source: , vncls: 48.1.1, framnet:

open.02: As with 'close', mostly of stocks.


        Arg1-PPT: thing opening (vnrole: 48.1.1-theme)
        Argm-MNR: up, down, or unchanged
        Argm-EXT: start point
        Arg0-PAG: agent, causer of opening

Example: ergative

        Thursday the US currency opened for trading at 143.93 yen.

        Argm-tmp: Thursday
        Arg1: the US currency
        Rel: opened
        Argm-pnc: for trading
        Argm-ext: at 143.93 yen

Example: begin firing

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

        Can a policeman open fire on someone trying *PRO* to kill him ?

        Argm-mod: Can
        Arg0: a policeman
        Rel: open
        Arg1: fire
        Argm-dir: on someone trying *PRO* to kill him?

Example: Beginning...I don't know what!

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

        `` I 'll open with a virgin , '' says *T*-1 one .

        Arg0: I
        Argm-mod: 'll
        Rel: open
        Argm-mnr: with a virgin

Predicate: open_up

Roleset id: open.03 , cause to be not closed, Source: , vncls: 45.4, framnet:


        Arg0-PAG: opener
        Arg1-PPT: thing opening (vnrole: 45.4-patient)
        Arg2-MNR: instrument
        Arg3-GOL: benefactive

Example: then again, maybe they are present after all

        The incentive pay thing has opened up a can of worms.

        Arg2: The incentive pay thing
        Rel: opened up
        Arg1: a can of worms