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Attribute or Property Ontology?

From: Mike Bergman <mike@mkbergman.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:42:26 -0500
Message-ID: <53BF4F12.5000402@mkbergman.com>
To: SW-forum Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
Hi All,

I have been looking for an ontology that organizes and describes 
possible characteristics or attributes for common entity types, such as 
what might be found in a key-value pair in Wikipedia infoboxes and such.

I have had no luck finding such a vocabulary or ontology. The closest 
representation I found was one related to sensors and the Internet of 
Things (IoT) [1]. The Wolfram Language also has an interesting structure 
around units [2]. Biperpedia has recently been discussed by Google [3], 
but no actual ontology or structure yet appears available for inspection.

Does anyone know of a general ontology for capturing record/entity 
attributes or characteristics (properties)? I know some domains like 
biomedical may have partial approaches to this, but I'm seeking 
something that has as its intent being a general-purpose attribute 
reference.

Suggestions or pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Mike

[1] 
http://eprints.eemcs.utwente.nl/23734/01/CICARE2013_-_Brandt_et_al_-_Semantic_interoperability_in_sensor_applications_-_final_version.pdf
[2] http://reference.wolfram.com/language/guide/Units.html
[3] http://infolab.stanford.edu/~euijong/biperpedia.pdf
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