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Watson Discovery Service (WDS)

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Ability re-process documents without re-ingestion

Currently we need to re-ingest documents to update any enrichment. This is specifically not very practical when we have WKS model involved. If the model is refined & updated, we need to re-ingest the docs. This is very annoying for customers ...
over 5 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Planned for future release

Project Level Security Needed

We are using Watson Discovery v2.1.2 in CP4D and we see that a user added under “Manage users” for a WD instance with role “Admin” or “User” is able to not only access all project created by other users, but is also able to delete them. Our securi...
over 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Planned for future release

Map dictionaries to subtypes and provide evaluation stats for subtypes

Currently, only being able to map dictionaries to entity types makes bootstrapping projects with subtypes very difficult. It also eliminates a major way to improve recall. Additionally, not being able to see stats at the subtype level makes it alm...
over 5 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 2 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...
over 5 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Planned for future release

Increase collection count limit within each project in WD on prem

For our customer, they want to use project as tenant level or use project to store more different type of data. So there will be more than 5 collections needed for each project. We need a way to customize collection count limit within each project...
over 2 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Planned for future release

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. ...
about 3 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...
over 2 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 2 Planned for future release

Enhanced User Management

Companies with multiple and/or large teams expect the user management capabilities of the services they use to support their organization structure. Kay capabilities expected from an enterprise solution: Users assigned roles - directly or via ass...
almost 5 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Planned for future release

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 / offer...
over 2 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Planned for future release

Crawl pages that are password protected

As a user if I have a directory of documents or web pages that are password protected I would like the web crawler to index these documents
over 3 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Planned for future release