Semaphore’s Semantic Enhancement Server (SES) is a high-speed XML-based index that allows developers to query an ontology or taxonomy in real-time by providing UI components like Topic Maps, Faceted Search, Visualization, Topic Pages, Related Content, etc. to drive an exceptional user experience within search (eg. FAST, Solr, GSA, Attivio, etc.) and content management applications.
Enterprise search is often an expensive project; with most time spent on either the search engine software or scoping what and how content needs to be indexed correctly. Often too little time is spent thinking about the user experience, and the risk is obvious—while the new search has all content ready to be surfaced, the users are overwhelmed with results, or underwhelmed by the experience.
The goal of Semaphore Search Application Framework is to provide a great search experience out of the box by allowing users to tweak and customize to meet application specification requirements with minimal development effort.