* Northern Light Technologies and the Northern Light Search Engine was purchased in bankruptcy
from divine, Inc. and is the property of Northern Light Group, LLC. All information provided here is for illustrative
purposes only, and does not represent any business relationship between Terabase Corporation and Northern Light Group, LLC.
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During the rise of Internet search engines, Terabase developed the award winning Northern Light Web Search Engine
Northern Light Technologies* (acquired by divine, Inc. in 2001).
Light was the first Web search engine that provided access to both general World Wide Web content and high-value
paid content. By combining Web information with the authoritative sources of corporate information,
Northern Light provided a buy by the sip information utility for corporate customers. These customers typically business researchers or special librarians were tasked with finding
qualified information sources, were looking for solutions for corporate knowledge workers.
core server technology for the Northern Light Web Search Engine by leveraging the
Terabase®/SRF Search and Retrieval Facility in conjunction with highly
reliable OpenVMS Alpha clusters. Terabase designed the database schema, provided all of the database
loading and indexing and query software, and implemented classification and relevancy software satisfying
Northern Lights specific requirements. Northern Light crawled the Web, prepared all of the data
for loading and operated the service including managing the front-end servers, the document servers,
and the creation of the categorization taxonomy.
Web Search Engine