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Watson Discovery Service (WDS)

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Ability to disable or customize stemming

Watson Discovery uses stemming to identify valid matches. Based on our experience it appears that stemming is applied in both Natural Language Queries and also Discovery Language Queries. It seems to also enforced in phrase searching. This is usef...
over 3 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 13 Future consideration

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

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 5 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 2 Future consideration

Allow an optional "Callback URL" in "Add Document" Discovery API request

We, frequently, write services to poll Discovery for a document's status after we POST a document for ingestion. If, within the request body, we could include a callback URL for Discovery to asynchronously POST a completion message to, we could cu...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 2 Future consideration

Allow user defined dictionary for Kuromoji tokenization use under Japanese

Requesting to allow users to define their list of user_dictionary words for the purpose of Kuromoji’s tokenizer. I understand that WDS uses Kuromoji underneath for Japanese language. A key function of Kuromoji as the morphological analyzer for Jap...
about 5 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

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

Change font color of Connection analysis

This is a request from a customer who makes heavy use of connection analysis. When displaying a large number of facet values ​​in connection analysis, the network graph becomes easier to read if the text color can be changed by facets. Also, for p...
about 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Multiple SDU models per Collection

in my domain of business, clients put different kind and format of documents in the same collection. We need the possibility to have multiple SDU models in the same collection. Every SDU model get applied to a specific set of files identified by a...
about 3 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 3 Future consideration

Develop a collection of REST APIs and SDKs that allow to automate IBM Watson Knowledge Studio functions

Develop functions that allow to automate IBM Watson Knowledge Studio activities in Python like: 1- Upload entities and relationships 2- Upload dicts associating it to entities 3- Upload files to be annotate 4- Run annotators, specially dictionnary...
about 5 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 5 Future consideration

Applying NLU enrichments on the question

Many times, customer assumes that WDS will apply enrichments to the question also and use that to help in search. This is not currently the case. WDS need to have a way where by default (or by config) NLU enrichments can be applied on the question...
over 5 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Future consideration