Welcome to WissKI

We are glad that you found your way to the new WissKI website. In the following sections we introduce you to the Virtual Research Environment "WissKI" and give you any information you need to use WissKI for your own purposes. Furthermore this website is meant to bring together all WissKI users and developers to exchange experiences. WissKI is a German acronym for "Wissenschaftliche KommunikationsInfrastruktur", which can be translated as "Scientific Communication Infrastructure". It is a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) for managing scholarly data that is completely open source and free to use. Based on Drupal WissKI is a flexible tool for data collections that enables researchers to work simultaneously from different places. WissKI provides benefits of the semantic web technology while supporting simple and common input interfaces. The semi-automatic text annotation is one of its core features. We developed a software system that enables scientific projects especially in memory institutions (museums, archives, libraries) to collect, store, manage and communicate knowledge. Therefore it addresses many facets of research in a network environment like persistence of information, long-time preservation and accessibility, digital documentation standards and e-publishing.

WissKI was initially a joint venture featuring three partners from different institutions and scientific domains: The Digital Humanities Research Group of the Department of Computer Science at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), the Department of Museum Informatics at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum (GNM) in Nuremberg and the Biodiversity Informatics Group at the Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK) in Bonn. Software development was primarily funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) from 2009 to 2012 and from 2014 to 2017.

  • Problem

    If you import data directly with sparql or get some from other adapters like gnd or geonames, the system sometimes create multiple views (connected via owl:sameAs properties), so that for one entity uri exists multiply entity ids.


    The records referring to unnecessary entity id must be deleted from both the triple store and the database.


    First go to your DBMS and delete the duplicates from the wisski_salz_id2uri table via a sql query:

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  • Solutions for Notices, warnings, errors in recent log messages

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  • If you need help installing WissKI or using it - just join our forum and we will try to help you as good as we can or join the slack channel.

    If you want to have software support you can consult the IGSD e.V. which is willing to help you.

    6 months ago

Do you want to contribute, promote your project and share your knowledge? Please register yourself, get in touch in our forum and commit your project here.

If you are looking for our old websites, here you can find the old WissKI² website and the old WissKI website.