WissKI is a joint venture featuring three partners from different institutions and scientific domains: The Artificial Intelligence Chair from the Department of Computer Science at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (AI), 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.
Most recently we've added SPARQL1.1 support for WissKI. The ARC2 triple store has a very good API for remote triple stores. However ARC2 itself is not capable of SPARQL1.1 and most of the bigger frameworks nowadays use SPARQL1.1 and not SPARQL/Update anymore. So we decided to code a suitable module to enhance WissKI with support for remote triple stores based on SPARQL1.1 as communication protocol.
The WissKI Website now features a tech watch section. In this section we list technologies or technology related efforts that are in some way important for our system. In the first there are two subsections: Name Authorities and Metadata Standards. Each of them contain further subsections which are used to sort and categorize the tech watch items. More sections and items are still to come.