Predicate: be

be: Frames file for 'be' based on sentences in wsj. No Verbnet entry.

Roleset id: be.01 , copula, Source: , vncls: 109-1-1, framnet: Performers_and_roles

Roles:

        Arg2 will probably be a PRD node, but NEVER a VP node!.
        Arg1-PPT: topic (vnrole: 109-1-1-theme)
        Arg2-PRD: comment (vnrole: 109-1-1-attribute)

Example: poor John

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

        John is an idiot.

        Arg1: John
        Rel: is
        Arg2: an idiot

Roleset id: be.02 , existential, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

Roles:

        Arg1-PPT: thing that is

Example: what it is, what it was, what it shall be

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

        John doesn't think, therefore he isn't.

        Arg1: he
        Rel: is
        Argm-neg: n't

Example: with support

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

        There's a foul odor in the air whenever John's around.

        Arg1: a foul odor in the air
        Rel: 's
        Argm-tmp: whenever John's around

Roleset id: be.03 , auxiliary, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

Roles:

        do not tag--no arguments! Will be followed by a VP node.

Example: one of many

        Do not tag!
        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        John is eating.



Predicate: be_like

be_like: This usage is common in data that contains spoken English. Examples taken from EBC.

Roleset id: be.04 , be_like: multiword expression akin to "say", Source: , vncls: , framnet:

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: speaker
        Arg1-PPT: utterance

Example: definitely spoken

        When it comes to ABC *T*-1 they be like A B.

        Argm-tmp: When it comes to ABC *T*-1
        Arg0: they
        Rel: [ be] [ like]
        Arg1: A B

Example: say

        And I 'm like why 's the door open *T*?

        Argm-dis: And
        Arg0: I
        Rel: [ 'm] [ like]
        Arg1: why 's the door open *T*?

Example: definitely spoken

        When it comes to ABC *T*-1 they be like A B.

        Argm-tmp: When it comes to ABC *T*-1
        Arg0: they
        Rel: [ be] [ like]
        Arg1: A B

Example: one more example

        I know 0 my producers are probably like ah uh.

        Arg0: my producers
        Rel: [ are] [ like]
        Arg1: ah uh


Predicate: be_all

Roleset id: be.05 , say, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

be.05: Based on SMS data. Comparison to be.04 and say.01. No VN or FN classes. Framed by Katie.

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: speaker
        Arg1-PPT: utterance
        Arg2-PRD: attributive, comment on utterance, topic of utterance

Example:

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

        She was all 'thats horrible" about the breakup

        Arg0: She
        Rel: [was], [all]
        Arg1: "thats horrible"
        Arg2: about the breakup.