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Watson Knowledge Catalog

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Check Grammer in WKC Descriptions

Submitted on behalf of Michelle Leslie, Standard Bank Group, Africa. ( When a user enters a description to describe an artefact (e.g. business term, reference data set..), the description should be checked for spelling and g...
almost 2 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 0 Not under consideration

WKC can catalog bookmarks as references to external web sites, rss feeds, opendata sources, live streams of data

Not all data relevant for analytics is in a repository asset under an organisation control. There is a lot of interesting data sources that are public and external to the user organisation. Cataloguing such knowledge is also helpful. It includes: ...
about 3 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 2 Not under consideration

Provide structured search support to NLU enrichments for textual data assets

Today, when a PDF or other text documents are profiled, NLU analyzes text with Keywords, Concepts and Categories. Such "enrichments" generated by NLU should be leveraged to find and select data assets. In fact it looks like having an embedded WDS...
over 3 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 2 Future consideration

Ability to distribute policies to specific catalogs

Today to have the capability of Policies and rules a user must purchase the Pro edition of Knowledge Catalog. What I anticipated was since I purchased Pro was, I would create a "dev" catalog, a "test" catalog and a "production" catalog. I would us...
over 3 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 0 Future consideration

Classification process should automatically "learn" from users' manual overrides (per tenant)

Organizations may have a specific pattern for storing data such as person names that don't fit our OOTB regex. For example,names may be stored as "CADOW, EDWARD O (Ed)" in a given system. The inferred classification is Text rather than "Person Na...
over 3 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 0 Future consideration

Configurable Data Classification Meta Data Field

My clients have requested a data classification field for a data asset which has a configurable domain of values. For example, an administrator for a customer can define this field to have Public, Confidential, Highly Confidential and Restricted ...
over 3 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 1 Planned for future release

Allow user to specify catalog as the target for automatically discovered data assets

Currently when user checks the option to discover data assets on a connection, the discovered data assets are always added to a (staging) project first, with expectation that the user will then go to the project, and then select the ones he wishes...
almost 4 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 1 Future consideration

Support REST as an asset source in WDP Data Catalog

In attempting to build a business metrics and analytics dashboard we are finding many of our data sources can only be accessed through a REST api. Because of this we are unable to use the catalog to manage the sources from within WDP. Adding suppo...
almost 4 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 2 Delivered

Dependency between pipelines (Conditional Flows)

conditional invocation of Data Flows
almost 4 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 0 Future consideration

Support custom R operations/libraries in Data Refinery

We got the feedback in several discussions that users like to invoke their own libraries in Data Refinery
almost 4 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 0 Future consideration