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Watson Discovery Service (WDS)

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Ability to split paragraphs inside a document

Several documents rely on a structure that leverages a single section for a bunch of unrelated paragraphs, we'd like to do document splitting based on paragraph marks at ingestion time. This could be accomplished by allowing other tags (not only H...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 4 Future consideration

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

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

UI and document should support Chinese Simplified

There are new customers in China for WD. We request WD UI and documents support Chinese Simplified. Thanks.
5 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 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

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
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

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...
over 1 year 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

Increased document splitting limit to 15,000

This enhancement would help customers to use the document splitting feature for very large document corpus and avoid any custom solution. Currently implemented for our client with WEX, with documents being split into up to 15000 segments. Related ...
about 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Future consideration