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Watson Discovery Service (WDS)

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Improve Smart Document Uderstanding processing time

Real-life scenario: the user uploads a document and the extracted info are needed as input for another tool or ML model (real time scoring is needed). The customer experience suffers from the waiting time. The processing time of one document is to...
20 days ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 2 Needs more information

Ability to clone a project

Our signature client the Ministry of Defense likes to have the ability to clone a project in Watson Discovery. They are migrating from Watson Explorer Analytical Components (WEX-AC) to WD. In WEX-AC, there was the possibility to clone a project (c...
about 1 month ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted

IBM connectors for external data sources should allow customizing which content type gets crawled

IBM connectors for external data sources should allow customizing which content type gets crawled. As an example, for the IBM Watson Discovery SharePoint connector allow Customer to configure which content type gets crawled. Customer use case is t...
14 days ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted

Project Level Security Needed

We are using Watson Discovery v2.1.2 in CP4D and we see that a user added under “Manage users” for a WD instance with role “Admin” or “User” is able to not only access all project created by other users, but is also able to delete them. Our securi...
about 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Planned for future release

Increase document size limit for WD

Currently maximum document size, which can be processed by WD for CP4D is 32Mb. It is very small size limit considering any document which may have embedded images can be much larger. Even WEX limits were higher (up to 128Mb for WEX AC). Please co...
over 2 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 2 Future consideration

target facet selector of factor analysis

Timeout occurs when factor analysis is performed on a collection with many facets. If we can select and change the target facet and the target facet value (default 50) when performing factor analysis, we can avoid the problem of timeout.
about 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Change font color of Connection analysis

This is a request from a customer who makes heavy use of connection analysis. When displaying a large number of facet values ​​in connection analysis, the network graph becomes easier to read if the text color can be changed by facets. Also, for p...
about 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Email Notification to users if ingestion is halted or completed

When ingesting large document collections it would be beneficial to have notifications sent out with ingestion status or issues.
about 2 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Under review

Ability to disable or customize stemming

Watson Discovery uses stemming to identify valid matches. Based on our experience it appears that stemming is applied in both Natural Language Queries and also Discovery Language Queries. It seems to also enforced in phrase searching. This is usef...
over 3 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 13 Future consideration

The Numeral subfacet of the Part of Speech facet should be placed under the Noun subfacet.

In Japanese, some word appear in both Numeral subfacet and General Noun subfacet. So, We need to analyze twice, using each of the umeral subfacet and the General Noun subfacet. I know that it is very hard to strictly classify General Nouns and Num...
about 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Not under consideration