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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against products and services offered by the IBM Data & AI organization. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com) - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM.

ideasibm@us.ibm.com - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

IBM Data & AI Roadmaps (http://ibm.biz/Data-and-AI-Roadmaps) - Use this site to view roadmaps for Data & AI products.

IBM Employees should enter Ideas at https://hybridcloudunit-internal.ideas.aha.io/


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Watson Discovery Service (WDS)

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Email Notification to users if ingestion is halted or completed

When ingesting large document collections it would be beneficial to have notifications sent out with ingestion status or issues.
about 2 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Under review

Skipping processing of image files (JPG/GIF/PNG/image PDF)

Watson Discovery ingests a number of file types, including image types like JPG/GIF/PNG/image PDF. When OCR is switched off, Discovery still processes these files and captures its metadata. Our client wants to skip image files completely and also ...
about 1 month ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Under review

Support for authentication other than basic authentication on web crawlers

Watson Discovery's web crawlers implement Basic authentication support as website access authentication. Currently, there are few basic authentications for websites that are used commercially in the world, and most of them are "form authenticat...
over 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Under review

Don't kick off full recrawl if only the crawl schedule is changed on processing settings

Currently (WD 2.2.1 on CP4D) if you make any changes on the Processing Settings tab it kicks off a full recrawl, even if the changes would not have any material effect on the processed documents. For example, if only the crawl schedule is changed ...
about 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Under review

Document conversion should retain the original order of the document

Currently Discovery pulls tables, headings, footers and other Smart Document Understanding elements into their own array. This disrupts the flow of the original document, for instance the subheading is separated from the paragraph that immediately...
about 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Under review

Application registration or service principal

While connecting/setting up data sources for Watson Discovery, currently the only option is to include userid/credentials - this is not suitable in enterprise solutions (like our case) where we have multi-factor authentication enabled for userids....
over 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Under review