Re: Attribute or Property Ontology?

I would say take a look at the Freebase Metaschema

The documentation is atrocious,  but this information is available in
standards-compliant (i.e. won't crash your tools) format

One really cool thing is that it can map property paths to properties,
 which is essential given the heavy use of compound value types in

On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 10:42 PM, Mike Bergman <> wrote:
> 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]
> [2]
> [3]

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