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Watson Discovery Service (WDS)

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Improve Navigation to guide user through linear workflow

There is a clear sequential workflow to annotation, but some of the steps are buried in sub-menus in a completely non-intuitive way. The interface should guide the user through all of the sequential steps intuitively.
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Re-add keyword sentiment to the tooling

I've had two client situations where the classifying keywords by their sentiment in the WDS tooling would be relevant. One was for an ES Learn where the client wanted to see the keywords with negative sentiment in Amazon reviews and although we ar...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

WKS not provide perfect sentences

(QA ticket CS0013799 Created) There are cases where WKS's Japanese sentence recognition is incorrect. In Japanese, there are cases where () is included in long sentences. When "。" Is described in this (), WKS considers that the sentence is...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Provide Launch option from Dashboard

Currently I need to choose discovery instance from dashboard, then click on launch option from instance page to navigate to discovery tool. I can navigate service page when I need to manage credentials, connections or plan. We can provide launch o...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Not under consideration

Make it possible to explicitly kick off the ranker training process

Currently the ranker model building kicks off some indeterminate amount of time after training samples are added to WDS. Would like the ability to: add a batch of training data trigger the training process poll the collection details api endpoi...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Add state to Discovery Service model training process after adding training samples

This was reported as an issue in the python sdk: The issue has the following description : I am adding training samples to Discovery Service from our training set in batches and t...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Developing new languages for Central Europe (Czech, Bulgarian, Slovakian, Magyar)

Hi, a major bank, KBC, is working across Europe and wants to deploy one AI technology across the group. They've started off with Watson Conversation service in Dutch and are very happy with the quality. Considering WDS is coming now in Dutch,...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 2 Future consideration

Encrypt the WDS password in the Crawler discovery_service.conf

The crawler config file is plain text on the file system. config\discovery\discovery_service.conf In this file it contains credentials to access WDS. There are also config files for the crawled source system. config\connectors\database.conf config...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Not under consideration

Ability to turn on / off the greedy feature in Rule based annotator

The rule matches the longest set of tokens from beginning of a sentence ("greedy" way). However, there may be scenarios where I want to match the 1st occurrence of the entity from beginning of a sentence. Please see this forum discussion explainin...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Add sort UI elements to the tooling

When using the tooling, not all of the API parameters can be configured. The sort functionality (which is quite important) can't be configured in the query building view. Add an additional widget, which allows to select fields and the sort oder (a...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration