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Watson Discovery Service (WDS)

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Document splitting based on machine learning

Currently in order to split documents we need to painstakingly identify fonts that might be used as headings across all the different documents that we are ingesting. If the documents have a large variety of fonts and formatting this job becomes v...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Delivered

Increase number of synonyms limit for query expansion

Query expansion via synonyms is a very powerful yet easy to configure feature. However, the current limitation of 500 entries across all expanded_terms arrays is too low for most use cases. For enterprise corpora covering a multitude of topics, we...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Delivered

Pease enable ICU Normalization Character Filter.

Currently the search in Discovery collection is case sensitive for English word while we search in Japanese collection.There are customers whose document has many trademarks or service names in Alphabet characters in which case we want to search t...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Delivered

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) 1 Delivered

Discovery News for Japan

Though I understand that it will happen after the "full support" of WDS Japanization, please announce the plan for Discovery News Japanization. Many Japanese banks, including the three largest, requires enriched Japanese news to monitor their loan...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 7 Delivered

Support for additional DOCUMENT TYPES in Watson Discovery

We're dealing with many different document types and our ability to focus on Watson is limited but its support for only basic document/artifact types in Watson Discovery document injestion. We encounter many but by percentage here are our top 10...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 2 Delivered

Ability to Enrich Nested and Arrays of JSON

Data input often comes in more complicated forms than a flat JSON list, would be very useful for Discovery to be able to enrich this without customer pre-preprocessing.
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Delivered

Allow to query a collection through a POST call

Currently, querying a collection can only be done through a GET call ( This is an issue when the query parameters (actual natural language query, filters, passages setti...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Delivered

Retain structure of the table data also retain images

Currently while ingesting corpus to WDS, it loses the structure of any tabular data and ingests them as plain text data, which is not very readable to end users. Can the tabular structure be retained? Can there be any property or setting introduce...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Delivered

Remove restriction of 50 segments in document splitting feature of Discovery Service

Document splitting feature is very useful but currently it restricts to only 50 segments. We are dealing with huge documents so this restriction does not allow us to use this feature.
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 3 Delivered