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Watson Discovery Service (WDS)

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Build Discovery support for automatic correction of mis-spellings instead of requiring Query expansion to explicitely train Discovery

We are an OEM partner of IBM and have built a Chatbot offering with Watson Discovery search integration.Feedback from one of our Customer's indicates that they are looking for built-in Watson Discovery support for correcting mis-spellings / offeri...
about 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Planned for future release

Hindi language support

Hindi is the most common of the Indian languages with more than half of the 1.3 Billion using the language. There are huge numbers of Hindi news/blog/social media messages that are critical for companies operating in India to be able to analyze.
over 3 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Planned for future release

Watson Discovery Collection as Data Source Assets

Watson Discovery stuff should be added to be as supported in WKC. ie Collections as Data Assets , and ML models/pears etc.. as Language Models etc..
over 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Planned for future release

Retain new line formatting with SDU

For customers who used non-SDU collections, some of them were using "html" field to retain formatting of text. Now with SDU, this feature is no longer there.We understand that retaining formatting is not possible in SDU. However, newlines are also...
over 2 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Planned for future release

Add support for Finnish language

Finnish language as an example - we have build support for finnish and swedish language for Watson Explorer (oneWEX and AC Miner) using external language parser. There is guidelines available internally to IBM and BPs how to do it. We believe our ...
over 2 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Planned for future release