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Watson Discovery Service (WDS)

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Proxy settings options need to include for all crawlers

Please add Proxy settings field for Sharepoint and Box crawler types also as for us both Sharepoint and Box are external sites and not able to connect to both without proxy. Please add those like Web Crawler.Sharepoint settings can be tracked via ...
over 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Delivered

Database crawler does not have an option to narrow down the content/query to crawl.

The Database crawler in CP4D discovery service does not have an option to narrow down the content to crawl. We need an option to run a query from the crawler like FC. Please add this option.Tracked as part of
over 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Delivered

Improve error description for incorrectly formatted date values

The request body for a createEvent operation may contain a client_timestamp property whose value is expected to be a date-time in ISO8601 format. If the value does not conform to ISO 8601, the operation returns a 400 error with a very general erro...
over 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 2 Delivered

Create a supported UI for the service

WDS is not intended to be a full blown search app, but it is much more capable than it used to be. We could win some enterprise search business if we had a standard, supported UI that made connecting to and using the service simple. At first it ...
over 2 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Delivered

Improvements to stemming in Italian language

The current stemming approach used for Italian language misses some patterns for plurals e.g. (visti, visto). Look into improvements that can capture more of these patterns.
almost 3 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Delivered

Ticket CS0057901 Issue with Spanish Document Upload size 20 MB

Ticket CS0057901 Email attached All other set of option tried is 1) Compressed Size PDF Reduced size by 56% to 8.4 MB 2) Change of Adobe doc properties to 1.4 3) Split of Doc into multiple docs
almost 3 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Delivered

Provide the ability to encrypt all customer data with Key Protect

I work with FSS customers and they have expressed a very strong need to be able to encrypt any data that might contain confidential information with their own master encryption key. We should be able to use Key Protect to provide this encryption.
about 3 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Delivered

WDS needs to be deployable to IBM Cloud Isolated Environments

WDS Premium is not sufficient for many customers as it only provides container based separation/isolation on shared infrastructure. As we move away from the fully dedicated "Bluemix" capability to the IBM Cloud Isolated offering where customers c...
about 3 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 2 Delivered

Ability to connect to specific Box folders without root folder permissions

When WDS connects to Box, it tries to list all objects from root folder. For this full permission to be given to crawl root box folder. This is not practical for enterprise Box customers. For example, we can not get root crawl permission for IBM b...
about 3 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 2 Delivered

Add an interface for adding support for other languages

Let's enable users to model their own natural language. I realize adding support for language is not easy. However, to really achieve more widespread adoption, we need support for more languages. I believe there are many IBMers like me, but also d...
about 3 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Delivered