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From http://www.theserverside.com/news/thread.tss?thread_id=48895

Schibsted Søk AS has made the core java technology powering sesam.no and sesam.se, available to the public under the AGPLv3 license. Sesam Search Application Toolkit (Sesat) has been in development since 2005 and is now available for download from https://michaelsembwever.github.io/Sesat

SESAT is search middleware and a search portal framework. SESAT enables a single user query to be dispatched to multiple information sources. The result is analysed, weighted and presented to the user according to configurable business rules.

From sesat.no:

  • SESAT is an acronym for "SEsam Search Application Toolkit" and is the core technology used to power http://sesam.no and sesam.se, which are scandinavian search, news and directory sites that utilise a large number of data sources including Yahoo!, PicSearch and enterprise search systems from http://www.fast.no.
  • SESAT makes it easy to build applications that look for information in many different places simultaneously. SESAT can connect to almost any kind of data source that can be accessed using Java - databases, search indexes, files, back office systems, web services, ESBs
  • SESAT takes care of all the complex tasks of communicating with multiple search indexes simultaneously, query- and result analysis, business rules application; leaving the developers to focus on other aspects of their application, such as presentation and usability.
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