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Watson Discovery Service (WDS)

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Slide decks need to retain slide structure in text content

In document conversion stage it appears that page breaks are not retained in text extracted from Powerpoint slide decks. Unlike word documents which are ususally a continuous flow of text structured by headings, slide decks are strucutred by each ...
9 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Standard WDS crawler for websites

The standard WDS crawler supports filesystem, sharepoint and databases. Since one of the few document types that WDS can ingest is HTML, it would make sense to have the standard crawler also support HTTP and HTTPS accessible websites. https://bigb...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Functionality already exists

Enhance Knowledge Studio support for commonly accepted CSV formats

Problem The current implementation of Watson Knowledge Studio imposes very strict (narrow) limitations on the CSV content format that is used for importing Dictionaries. Knowledge Studio requires that each value is enclosed in double-quotes. This ...
almost 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Service for Users to Create Japanese Morpheme Dictionary/Japanese Stop-words Dictionary for Every Account at Any Time.

Japanese morphological analysis seems very difficult because we write the document in Japanese without spaces(e.g. 私の友達は食べることが大好きです。).That’s why my idea is to create Japanese morpheme dictionary/Japanese stop-words dictionary for every account at ...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Extend document removal API to work with removal queries

There have been several issues discovered when working with discovery and very dynamic date / agile prototyping. It is not possible (currently) to remove multiple documents, just 1 at a time. Often in the beginning of a project the data is ingeste...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Need the custom crawler sample with Python

Currently the custom crawler sample code is Java only. My customer is requesting the Python one for their ease of use and productivity.
over 2 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Future consideration

Improve visualization of Entity Roles, Entity Subtypes, Mention Types, and Mention Classes

When annotating a role or subtype, there is no visual cue for the Entity Role, the Entity SubType, the Mention Type, or the Mention Class. There could perhaps be colored icons appearing below the annotation to display this
almost 5 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Needs more information

Ability to do semantic search

Currently first level search in WDS is based on term overlap which can be improved with relevancy training. The term overlap can be improved with query expansion. Now for a query on "car", customer also wants to retrieve documents on "Vehicle", "M...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 2 Future consideration

Search option by Queries and Documents in the Relevancy Training User Interface.

There should be a search option available on the WDS Relevancy training interface. The search at a minimum needs to be one NLQ, Documents (id, document name).
over 2 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Application registration or service principal

While connecting/setting up data sources for Watson Discovery, currently the only option is to include userid/credentials - this is not suitable in enterprise solutions (like our case) where we have multi-factor authentication enabled for userids....
12 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Under review