Predicate: upgrade

Roleset id: upgrade.01 , replace, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

upgrade.01: UPGRADE-V NOTES: No Verbnet entry. Comparison with 'replace'. (from upgrade.01-v)


upgrade (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: replacer, agent
        Arg1-PPT: old thing
        Arg2-PRD: new thing

Example: all args

        Edward M. Esber attributed the decline to reduced domestic revenue because of $4.9 million spent *trace* [*] to upgrade existing software inventories to the new database IV Version 1.1.

        Arg0: [*]
        Rel: upgrade
        Arg1: existing software inventories
        Arg2: to the new database IV Version 1.1

Roleset id: upgrade.02 , improve, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

upgrade.02: UPGRADE-V NOTES: The 'improve' sense is really the same as the 'replace' sense with thetwo objective arguments merged.Member of Vncls appoint-29.1. (from upgrade.02-v) UPGRADE-N NOTES: Based on Bolt data. Comparison to upgrade.02-v. Upgrade.02 is a member of VN class appoint-29.1. No FN class. Framed by Katie. (from upgrade.01-n)


upgrade (n.)
upgrade (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: cause of improvement, agent (vnrole: 29.1-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing improving (vnrole: 29.1-theme)
        Arg2-EXT: amount, EXT
        Arg3-DIR: start point
        Arg4-PRD: end point (vnrole: 29.1-result)

Example: transitive

        Recently it upgraded its plants so that it could make stain-resistant products with higher quality dyes.

        Argm-tmp: Recently
        Arg0: it
        Rel: upgraded
        Arg1: its plants
        Argm-prp: so that it could make stain-resistant products with higher quality dyes

Example: ARG0 and ARG1 and ARG4

        Formally upgrading the Sandinistas to a democratic status was an initiative harshly criticized in the Costa Rican press .

        Arg0: []
        Argm-mnr: Formally
        Rel: upgrading
        Arg1: the Sandinistas
        Arg4: to a democratic status

Example: with only arg 1

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

        new equipment, new armored vehicles, fuel for ships and planes, upgrades on garrison facilities

        Rel: upgrades
        Arg1: on garrison facilities

Example: ARG1 and ARG4

        Over the weekend he was upgraded to fair condition and he was scheduled to have surgery today to prepare what remains of his arm for a prosthetic .

        Argm-tmp: Over the weekend
        Arg1: he
        Rel: upgraded
        Arg4: to fair condition