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Watson Discovery Service (WDS)

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Map dictionaries to subtypes and provide evaluation stats for subtypes

Currently, only being able to map dictionaries to entity types makes bootstrapping projects with subtypes very difficult. It also eliminates a major way to improve recall. Additionally, not being able to see stats at the subtype level makes it alm...
over 5 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 2 Planned for future release

support SAML for web crawler

The option to generate documents for question answering by web crawling does not work for us as we recently disabled basic auth and now require SAML. Would be great if the web crawler feature supported SAML.
4 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Not under consideration

Applying NLU enrichments on the question

Many times, customer assumes that WDS will apply enrichments to the question also and use that to help in search. This is not currently the case. WDS need to have a way where by default (or by config) NLU enrichments can be applied on the question...
over 5 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Future consideration

Need to return Normalized entity values from WKS custom model

Applying annotation to documents ingested into WDS using a custom WKS model allows the client to tag content based on their own vocabulary/domain. Currently WKS model can't be configured with the normalizeEntities flag (like Alchemy used to be) an...
about 5 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Delete button for individual docs/results

Currently there is no simple or interactive way to delete documents within the WDS toolkit making it difficult for non-developers to manage the WDS corpus without having to use curl/sdk/api. While it is easy to upload individual documents via drag...
almost 5 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 5 Future consideration

Display document status for collection on Watson Discovery UI

Currently there is no way to track document progress for a collection on Watson Discovery UI. Sometimes documents are stuck for hours and there is no way to figure out what is happening in the background. I think there should be a very simple and ...
4 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Add Metadata to Existing Document

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

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...
about 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.
almost 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Future consideration