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Watson Discovery Service (WDS)

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Smart Document Understanding to produce a readable PDF from original scanned PDF

In solutions where text archives are digitized to become searchable in Watson Discovery, Smart Document Understanding is a promising new feature. However, it does not by side effect produce a searchable (text-based) PDF when OCRing a scanned PDF. ...
almost 2 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Planned for future release

Need capability to backup and restore collections across environments

#SalesForce, #ServiceNow, #Watson Teacher Advisor : In WDS, there are No backup/restore tooling for collections. This is affecting migration of collections across environments such as from dev to staging/testing and then to production. This is aff...
almost 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Planned for future release

Discovery web crawler - need support for crawling data from protected sites requiring authentication

We have an OEM aggrement with IBM for Watson services,Our internal Customers are evaluating crawling data from their web sites hosting Web content to Watson Discovery collection. The Watson Discovery connector for web crawling supports crawling d...
about 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Planned for future release

Allow custom IDs for documents when adding them to the discovery index

Whenever we face discovery setups with multiple stages or environments, its very hard and time consuming to manage multiple copies of the same document as discovery generates a new, different ID for each document in each collection. It would make ...
almost 3 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Functionality already exists

Add Metadata to Existing Document

This feature will save lots of computation and scripting
over 3 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 3 Future consideration

API to inspect collection status in detail.

The WD for CP4D has API v2 which does not have listing collection details. Sometimes collection stops processing documents and not sure what is the collection status for trouble shooting.
12 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Ability to clone collection from one environment to another

We have some collections in Dallas and others in Tokyo to secure the redundancy. All collections must have completely the same ranking as each other. For that reason, we need to clone collections of Watson Discovery from one environment to another.
over 2 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Future consideration

Provide summarisation capabilities

On knowledge management use case customers are asking for a solution that whilst retrieving pointers to relevant documents can provide a summary of the docs themselves. Customer in Banking and Insurance industries are the most interested, and in ...
about 3 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Enable the encoding to handle text files in ShiftJIS code.

There're a lot of ShiftJIs text files stored on Windows File System which we're going to crawl, but currently there's no way to change the encoding setting in WD(on CP4D), so all of them are garbled ( by default they are read as UTF-8 text).Plea...
about 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Relevancy Training Evaluation Tooling & Metrics Dashboard

It will be good to have a capability in the tooling to do a train/test evaluation on a WDS collection and have the nDCG & recall metrics visible in the dashboard
over 3 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration