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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Post your ideas

Post ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

  1. Post an idea

  2. Upvote ideas that matter most to you

  3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea

Help IBM prioritize your ideas and requests

The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The product management team will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

Receive notification on the decision

Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.

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Watson Discovery Service (WDS)

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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...
12 months 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 ...
9 months 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...
9 months 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....
12 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Under review