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Watson Discovery Service (WDS)

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Need capability to backup and restore collections across environments

#SalesForce, #ServiceNow, #Watson Teacher Advisor : In WDS, there are No backup/restore tooling for collections. This is affecting migration of collections across environments such as from dev to staging/testing and then to production. This is aff...
almost 5 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Planned for future release

Add Metadata to Existing Document

This feature will save lots of computation and scripting
about 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 3 Future consideration

Ability to clone collection from one environment to another

We have some collections in Dallas and others in Tokyo to secure the redundancy. All collections must have completely the same ranking as each other. For that reason, we need to clone collections of Watson Discovery from one environment to another.
over 3 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Future consideration

Allow custom IDs for documents when adding them to the discovery index

Whenever we face discovery setups with multiple stages or environments, its very hard and time consuming to manage multiple copies of the same document as discovery generates a new, different ID for each document in each collection. It would make ...
over 3 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Functionality already exists

About available languages of when defining Entity/Relation in Knowledge Studio.

I would like to request Japanese added to characters that can be used for Entities/Relations in Knowledge Studio. (This request is strongly seek by our clients of a major cosmetics manufacturer that has expanded worldwide through our Project.) the...
about 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Relevancy Training Evaluation Tooling & Metrics Dashboard

It will be good to have a capability in the tooling to do a train/test evaluation on a WDS collection and have the nDCG & recall metrics visible in the dashboard
about 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Provide summarisation capabilities

On knowledge management use case customers are asking for a solution that whilst retrieving pointers to relevant documents can provide a summary of the docs themselves. Customer in Banking and Insurance industries are the most interested, and in g...
almost 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Smart Document Understanding to produce a readable PDF from original scanned PDF

In solutions where text archives are digitized to become searchable in Watson Discovery, Smart Document Understanding is a promising new feature. However, it does not by side effect produce a searchable (text-based) PDF when OCRing a scanned PDF. ...
over 2 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Planned for future release

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 ...
11 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Discovery's SDU (powerpoint note column)

Powerpoint slides have a note field below the slide. It contains important texts.I want to get the text of the note field with SDU. When I tested it, I couldn't get the text in the note field. I'd like to get the text in the note field with SDU
over 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration