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Watson Discovery Service (WDS)

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Delete data from existing collection

Our signature client the Ministry of Defense likes to have the ability to delete all data from a collection. They are migrating from Watson Explorer Analytical Components (WEX-AC) to WD. In WEX-AC, the 'delete all data' from collection is present,...
about 1 month ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted

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

File inclusion and file exclusion filtering in crawler

The Dutch Ministry of Defense is using Watson Discovery for text document archiving purposes as well as text document analysis from these archives. They have experience with Watson Explorer Content Analytics and are migrating to Watson Discovery. ...
about 1 month ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted

Fuzzy phrase query

The customer requires phrase query using fuzzy character "∼". For instance, "homicides with firearms"∼1.
about 1 month ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted

Support WKS subtypes

When uploading a trained WKS model as machine learning enrichment, only entities are detected and indexed, but not subtypes (on WD for CP4D). Please also consider supporting subtypes in the planned real-time NLP feature.
over 2 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 2 Not under consideration

Implementation of field filter function in Watson Discovery

Our customers are using oneWEX's contnet mining and have migrated their miner collection to WD Premium since June of this year. They used the field filter, which was a function of oneWEX, to divide the text in the field. However, WD does not provi...
over 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Not under consideration

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

To prevent data corruption or issues with Elastic Search, pause ingestion or stop ingestion before storage volumes / PVCs fill up and cause a crash.

Reduce support tickets, prevent future issues, and allow users to ingest data overnight without worrying about storage filling up.
about 2 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted

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