Predicate: block

Roleset id: block.01 , oppose, halt, stop, block up, stopping up, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

block.01: BLOCK-V NOTES: (from block.01-v) BLOCK-N NOTES: (from block.01-n) BLOCKING-N NOTES: block.01 (from blocking.01-n) BLOCKAGE-N NOTES: Roleset based on verb entry block.01, same as block-n. Framed by Anwen Feb 2011 (from blockage.01-n)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
block (n.)
blockage (n.)
blocking (n.)
block (v.)

Roles:

        Frames file for 'block' based on survey of initial sentences of big corpus and comparison with 'stop'. VN classes concealment-16, fill-9.8, forbid-67. (from block.01-v)
        Roleset based on verb entry block.01, OntoNotes grouping block-n sense 10; VN classes concealment-16, fill-9.8, forbid-67. Framed by Claire. (from block.01-n)

        Arg0-PAG: blocker, Agent (vnrole: 16-agent, 9.8-agent, 67-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: Theme (action or object being stopped) (vnrole: 16-patient, 9.8-destination, 67-theme)
        Arg2-GOL: secondary predication, arg1 stopped from what, where relevant (vnrole: 16-beneficiary)
        Arg3-PPT: Instrument, blcked with what? stuff acting as block (vnrole: 9.8-theme)

Example: simple transitive

        It's now easier for the Transportation Department to block leveraged buy-outs in the airline industry.

        Arg0: the Transportation Department
        Rel: block
        Arg1: leveraged buy-outs in the airline industry.

Example: instrumental subject

        Low test scores can block students' promotions.

        Arg3: Low test scores
        Argm-mod: can
        Rel: block
        Arg1: students' promotions

Example: with secondary predication

        [The proposed Soviet redefinition]-2 is aimed at *trace*-2 blocking the US from developing lighter, more transportable high-technology tanks.

        Arg3: *trace*-2
        Rel: blocking
        Arg1: the US
        Arg2: from developing lighter, more transportable high-technology tanks

Example: everything all together

        John blocked Mary from completing her dissertation with his constant pestering.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: blocked
        Arg1: Mary
        Arg2: from completing her dissertation
        Arg3: with his constant pestering.

Example: Args 0 & 1

        The goalie's block of the kick prevented the offense from scoring.

        Arg0: goalie's
        Rel: block
        Arg1: of the kick

Example: Args 0, 1, MNR

        The senator's effective block of the bill angered the president.

        Arg0: senator's
        Argm-mnr: effective
        Rel: block
        Arg1: of the bill

Example: Arg 3

        The accident caused a traffic block on the bridge for hours.

        Arg3: traffic
        Rel: block
        Arg1: on the bridge
        Argm-tmp: for hours

Example: Args 0, 1, 2

        The faculty's texting block on students caused an uproar, but led to better GPAs.

        Arg0: faculty's
        Arg2: texting
        Rel: block
        Arg1: on students

Example: Arg0, 1

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

        Elfabala's blocking of the proposed construction got her arrested.

        Arg0: Elfabala's
        Rel: blocking
        Arg1: of the proposed construction

Example: Arg1

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

        Patient Jane has a blockage of at least one of her vessels.

        Rel: blockage
        Arg1: of at least one of her vessels


Predicate: block_up

Roleset id: block_up.02 , oppose, halt, stop, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

block_up.02: BLOCK_UP-V NOTES: Frames file for 'block up' based on sentences in ebc. (from block.02-v predicate notes)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
block_up (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: blocker, Agent (vnrole: 16-agent, 9.8-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: Theme (action or object being stopped) (vnrole: 16-patient, 9.8-theme)
        Arg2-PRD: secondary predication
        Arg3-MNR: Instrument

Example:

        Waste discharged * has currently blocked this up.

        Arg3: Waste discharged *
        Argm-tmp: currently
        Rel: blocked up
        Arg1: this