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Watson Discovery Service (WDS)

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Watson Discovery query need support for Field relevany boosting / Field relevancy weighing

BMC Customer's are requesting that Watson Discovery query should allow specifyingfield relevancy boosting / field relevancy weighing when searching documents - typically for gettingmatching passages. In the absence of this Feature, BMC Customer's ...
about 12 hours ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Submitted

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...
27 days ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 2 Needs more information

The attributes after digestion of document for different connectors should be same

If you use IBM crawler today to crawl sharepoint, salesforce or public sites, the attributes in the document are not standard. At least the attributes in the query result. Take for example the URL property for public site, I need to read in metada...
5 days 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...
22 days ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Submitted

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

Delete data from existing collection

Our signature client the Ministry of Defense likes to have the ability to delete all data from a collection. They are migrating from Watson Explorer Analytical Components (WEX-AC) to WD. In WEX-AC, the 'delete all data' from collection is present,...
about 1 month 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

File inclusion and file exclusion filtering in crawler

The Dutch Ministry of Defense is using Watson Discovery for text document archiving purposes as well as text document analysis from these archives. They have experience with Watson Explorer Content Analytics and are migrating to Watson Discovery. ...
about 2 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted

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