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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 ...
about 5 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Planned for future release

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

API to import SDU Model to a collection

Currently i can create configurations, create collection and add the config to the collection, update stop words , the only thing I cannot do is import the SDU model. This functionality is requested by few clients as they manage the initial creati...
almost 2 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 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

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

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

Not recreation WeX Facets in Discovery

Currently, the customer has more than 40 facets that using per facet multiple dictionaries or even regex rules plus dictionaries. Those scenarios are not able to be set in discovery. The customer is exporting each facet as pear file to be importe...
2 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted

Stemming instead of lemmatization for exact match search in Spanish

Customer needs exact match search, same as WeX Content Analytics. R&D teams has given a manual workaround that has to be carried out for all projects. It solved some issues such as Spanish accents and missing characters, but there are still ...
2 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted

Interpreting Oracle CLOB columns as CSV files

Currently crawler configuration reads CLOB columns as CVS files. The customer has the TS010224689 PMR. Support and R&D teams have given a manual workaround that has to be carried out for all projects. The customer requires a solution since a...
2 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted

Facet hierarchies - groups

Admin cannot set facet hierarchy for all users. The current procedure is create a facet hierarchy per user, further the worse issue is that hierarchy is only kept in the browser cache.
2 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted