Hello I need to publish some data about home devices, that involves terms as: temperature, humidity, pressure, brightness, lightintensity...

1) Does anyone know where I can find this kind of vocabularies?

2) And what tools do you use when you have to find a vocabulary for the data you want to publish?

I have been using swgoogle, and thedatahub to find examples about vocabularies-datasets. But in the domotics field I havenĀ“t been lucky to get anything up to date or an official vocabulary.


asked 29 Jan '13, 05:26

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A good place to look for is the Linked Open Vocabularies catalog. It's a manually curated list of some of the most used vocabularies and ontologies on the semantic web, separated and classified for each domain of knowledge.

There I could find the Semantic Sensor Network ontology, which describes sensors and observations, and related concepts. It may be at a higher level of abstraction than you need, e.g. temperature, but it has classes such as Observation or SensorOutput which you could probably use or subclass as needed.

Besides catalogs like LOV, there are also search engines for ontologies and vocabularies, such as Swoogle you mentioned or Schemapedia. For that, please see this related question.

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answered 29 Jan '13, 05:45

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