Roleset id: confuse.01 , (cause to) be confused, baffled, garbled, mistaken for another, Source: , vncls: , framnet:
confuse.01: CONFUSE-V NOTES: Based on financial subcorpus. Member of VNcls amalgamate-22.2-2, amuse-31.1. (from confuse.01-v) CONFUSION-N NOTES: Based on frame for confuse-v.01. Framed by Anwen March 2011. (from confusion.01-n) CONFUSING-J NOTES: Roleset based on instances in BOLT P01, parts 2,3. Framed by Claire. Member of VNcls amuse-31.1.Based on verb confuse.01, but lacks args 2,3 which don't seem grammatical with adj realizations. (from confusing.01-j) CONFUSED-J NOTES: Added by Julia based on BOLT-1, confuse-v.01. Corresponds to VNcls amalgamate-22.2-2, amuse-31.1. (from confused.01-j)
With adjectival 'confused', use arg2 for the non-agentive 'confused about'. (from confused.01-j)
Arg0-PAG: agentive cause of confusion (vnrole: 31.1-stimulus)
Arg1-PPT: entity experiencing confusion (vnrole: 31.1-experiencer, 22.2-2-agent)
Arg2-VSP: confused about or over what? (first or all things) (vnrole: 22.2-2-patient)
Arg3-VSP: second thing, confused arg2 with what (vnrole: 22.2-2-co-patient)
Temple, however, harshly criticized Sea Containers' plan yesterday, characterizing it as [a ``highly conditional device]-1 designed *trace*-1 to entrench management, confuse shareholders and prevent them from accepting our superior cash offer.''
He believes that the volatile conditions created by program trading has ``thoroughly confused'' investors about where the market is headed.
Arg0: the volatile conditions created by program trading
Arg2: about where the market is headed