Predicate: back

Roleset id: back.01 , support, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

back.01: BACK-V NOTES: Could be interpreted as phrasal "back_out" also (but I don't likethat). Follow Treebank's parsing. (from back.01-v) BACKING-N NOTES: Added due to expansion of Nombank. No VN class. FN class taking_sides. Comparison to 'support'. Framed by Katie. (from backing.01-n)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
backing (n.)taking_sides
back (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: supporter
        Arg1-PPT: thing being supported

Example: support

        ...asking [him]-1 *trace*-1 to back a Palestinian bid to joing the committee.

        Arg0: *trace*-1
        Rel: back
        Arg1: a Palestinian bid to joing the committee

Example: cease support

        The big brokerage firms back out of program trading for their own accounts or for clients.

        Arg0: The big brokerage firms
        Rel: back
        Arg1: out of program trading
        Argm-pnc: for their own accounts or for clients.

Example: cease support, with NP

        Eastern Airline's creditors committee backed off a move to come up with its own alternative proposals to the carrier's bankruptcy reorganization plans.

        Arg0: Eastern Airline's creditors committee
        Rel: backed
        Arg1: off a move to come up with its own alternative proposals to the carrier's bankruptcy reorganization plans.

Example: Both args

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

        Russia's backing of Kostunica

        Arg0: Russia's
        Rel: backing
        Arg1: of Kostunica

Example: Arg 0 only

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

        Congressional backing

        Arg0: Congressional
        Rel: backing

Roleset id: back.02 , move backwards, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

back.02: BACK-V NOTES: Could be interpreted as phrasal "back_away" also. Followthe parsing given by Treebank. (from back.02-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
back (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: causer of backwards motion
        Arg1-PPT: entity in motion

Example: retreat

        The Soviets might back away from the current conciliatory attitude

        Arg1: The Soviets
        Argm-mod: might
        Rel: back
        Argm-dir: away from the current conciliatory attitude

Roleset id: back.03 , face backwards, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

back.03: BACK-V NOTES: Frames file for 'back' based on survey of initial sentences of big corpus and comparison with 'face' and 'support' (from back.03-v predicate notes) BACK-J NOTES: Automatically created by Julia as an alias file for unification. (from back.03-j)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
back (v.)
back (j.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: looker, facer
        Arg1-GOL: looked at, faced

Example: with PP

        John's house backs onto the city dump.

        Arg0: John's house
        Rel: backs
        Arg1: onto the city dump


Predicate: back_up

Roleset id: back_up.04 , back up: support, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

back_up.04: BACK_UP-V NOTES: (from back.04-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
back_up (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: supporter
        Arg1-PPT: thing being supported

Example: Reaganomics

        [You]-1 should quote Mr. Reagan, the man who believed trees cause air pollution, *trace*-1 to back up your position that economics is more important than the Earth.

        Arg0: *trace*-1
        Rel: back up
        Arg1: your position that economics is more important than the Earth.

Roleset id: back_up.06 , back up: move backwards, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

back_up.06: BACK_UP-V NOTES: (from back.06-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
back_up (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: causer of backwards motion
        Arg1-PPT: entity in motion

Example: oops

        The garbage truck backed up into John's living room.

        Arg1: The garbage truck
        Rel: backed up
        Argm-dir: into John's living room

Example: double oops

        John backed the garbage truck up into Mary's living room.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: backed up
        Arg1: the garbage truck
        Argm-dir: into Mary's living room

Roleset id: back_up.08 , back up: face backwards, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

back_up.08: BACK_UP-V NOTES: (from back.08-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
back_up (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: looker, facer
        Arg1-GOL: looked at, faced

Example: icky

        John's house backs up to the city dump.

        Arg0: John's house
        Rel: backs up
        Arg1: to the city dump

Roleset id: back_up.09 , back up: preserve data, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

back_up.09: BACK_UP-V NOTES: (from back.09-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
back_up (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: preserver, agent
        Arg1-PPT: data
        Arg2-GOL: permanent storage device

Example: instrumental subject

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

        Exabyte Corp., a Boulder, Colo., maker of [high-capacity tape cartridge systems]*-1 used [*][*-1] to back up computer disk drives, started OTC trading with the symbol EXBT.

        Arg2: [*-1]
        Rel: [back] [up]
        Arg1: computer disk drives

Roleset id: back_up.10 , back up: traffic, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

back_up.10: BACK_UP-V NOTES: (from back.10-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
back_up (v.)

Roles:

        Arg1-PPT: traffic

Example: Schuylkill expressway

        person: third,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        The companies block traffic much as highway on-ramps are blocked when traffic backs up.

        Arg1: traffic
        Rel: backs up


Predicate: back_off

Roleset id: back_off.11 , back off: to retreat from, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

back_off.11: BACK_OFF-V NOTES: (from back.11-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
back_off (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: retreator
        Arg1-LOC: location or thing retreating from

Example: intransitive

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

        When his arm came up [*T*-1] I ducked away but it caught me on the side of the neck , [*-2]watering my eyes , and I backed off [*-3] to cough .

        Arg0: I
        Rel: [ backed] [ off]
        Argm-pnc: [*-3] to cough