WissKI is a Virtual Research Environment meeting the needs of museum documentation, object-based research, and interoperability. It is deployed as a modular extension of the Drupal CMS. Its intention is to support innovative forms of research through semantic technologies, new ways of publishing curated data and knowledge, and to ensure its reuse in further research.
Data acquisition is supported in full-text or field-based mode. Semantic paths derived from the underlying ontology are used for building semantic web forms and for semi-automatic text annotation. WissKI uses an OWL-DL implementation of the event-centered CIDOC CRM ontology (ISO 21127) as its logical backbone.