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Watson Discovery Service (WDS)

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Ability to search by Icelandic inflections / word forms

We have been looking for ways to support searching in Discovery by the different Icelandic word forms / inflections. We tried uploading the different forms into the Discovery synonyms support, but encountered a limitation of max 5000 expansions or...
7 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Search bar to search for a document to be rated in the rating results from UI

From the UI in Watson Discovery, the page dedicated to train Watson, by adding natural language queries and rating the results, sometimes a document that has to be rated is not present in the first pages, so it is time consuming to find that docum...
7 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Not under consideration

Search bar to search for a document to be rated in the rating results from UI

From the UI in Watson Discovery, the page dedicated to train Watson, by adding natural language queries and rating the results, sometimes a document that has to be rated is not present in the first pages, so it is time consuming to find that docum...
7 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Not under consideration

Rating results from UI in "0-10" format rather than "relevant/not relevant"

From the UI in Watson Discovery, the page dedicated to train Watson, by adding natural language queries and rating the results, lets the user define rating votes only in the "relevant/not relevant" format (Slide1.png). However, if the Watson train...
7 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Not under consideration

request the nested fields will be available also in the Content Mining UI as well.

Our client are using the Box crawler in the Watson Discovery. This crawler is crawling data from the Box, however when analyzing documents in the Content Mining UI, it is unable to use facets which comes from metadata such as the author, folder na...
10 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

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 ...
10 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...
10 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Under review

Slide decks need to retain slide structure in text content

In document conversion stage it appears that page breaks are not retained in text extracted from Powerpoint slide decks. Unlike word documents which are ususally a continuous flow of text structured by headings, slide decks are strucutred by each ...
10 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Want to use the crawl date as a date in the Content Miner when using the web crawler.

The customer used oneWEX before, and has been migrating to WD Premium service since June 2021. However the customer are suffering from lack of functionality in WD. In oneWEX, when crawled data with using the web crawler, it was possible to set ...
about 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Project Level Security Needed

We are using Watson Discovery v2.1.2 in CP4D and we see that a user added under “Manage users” for a WD instance with role “Admin” or “User” is able to not only access all project created by other users, but is also able to delete them. Our securi...
about 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Planned for future release