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Watson Discovery Service (WDS)

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Ingest Data directly through POST

The official Discovery API currently only supports document submission via multipart/form-dataPOST operations. I would like to post data directly in the ingestion request: curl -u "{username}":"{password}" \ -H "Content-Type: application/json"...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Delete All Documents API

Right now if you want to delete all documents, you either need to delete the collection (which could mean code changes to point to a new ID), or you need to write a script to delete every document one by one which is time consuming.
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Future consideration

Usage Statistics on Individual Collections

Discovery allows me today to get usage data for an Environment, but I'm curious how much storage space each of my collections is using.
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Delivered

Discovery comprehensive handling of domain-specific dictionaries

Discovery is being positioned as replacement for R&R yet search (and not even WKS-based enrichment) cannot handle a comprehensive handling of domain-specific language, such as technical support. In R&R this was achieved by direct access to...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 3 Delivered

Speech to Text Integration

I have a use-case around call centers, it would be great if Watson Speech to Text was integrated as part of the Discovery pipeline
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Access Control Levels

While building solutions for enterprise customers, I need the ability to limit certain documents or portions of documents to end-users. I would like Discovery to get the ACLs from the source document store, and apply those ACLs at search time to ...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Future consideration

Spelling Correction

When I search on Discovery, it would be nice to have spelling corrections suggested which come from a Dictionary built on my data
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Delivered

Support for CSV Docs

CSV is a common file format for business data, it would be great if Discovery supported this format
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 5 Delivered

Ability to Split Documents At Ingest Time

It would be useful to be able to provide Discovery logic that would allow it to split one ingested document into multiple indexed documents. For example, make every paragraph or page a single Discovery document.
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 7 Delivered