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Watson Discovery Service (WDS)

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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 ca...
almost 4 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 4 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 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Delivered

Make ingestion independent from document order

Currently, the data type of the indexed fields is determined when the first document is uploaded (or when the indexed field appears for the first time). If the data type is not unique in the first document, the full document is not indexed and thu...
about 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Delivered

Enhanced PDF Table handling

Many customer documents contain complex tables within PDFs. WDS can currently look into the tables, but often results in several cells being concatenated rendering the text unusable. Ultimately, it would be useful to also add the context of a cell...
about 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Delivered

Maintain original File within WDS

I have been working on few projects where the client has PDF documents. This happens to be the case with my current client. I have to ingest those PDF documents to WDS and keep the original in some file store for displaying it when the document ...
about 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 2 Delivered

Ontolection based query expansion in WDS (Existing WEX Feature)

It will be good to have query expansion in WDS like what we have in WEX
about 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Delivered

Disabling indexing for some Fields

It would be useful to be able to disable indexing for just some fields from the ingested documents, this is, so that in the natual language query they were not looked for. This would be useful for instance if we wanted to save information in other...
about 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Delivered

Relevancy Training for End Users

Currently WDS only accepts one relevancy training rating per query, meaning if a user rates a particular answer and some time later, they rate it again, their earlier rating gets overwritten. This works for an operating model where only one person...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Delivered

Query for documents containing (or not containing) field

When ingesting documents with different schemas, it's difficult to be able to split the collection based on the fields which one schema contains (or is missing). Currently, there is no way to query for fields with an empty string, nor is it possib...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Delivered