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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against products and services offered by the IBM Data & AI organization. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

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IBM Data & AI Roadmaps (http://ibm.biz/Data-and-AI-Roadmaps) - Use this site to view roadmaps for Data & AI products.

IBM Employees should enter Ideas at https://hybridcloudunit-internal.ideas.aha.io/


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Watson Discovery Service (WDS)

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IBM connectors for external data sources should allow customizing which content type gets crawled

IBM connectors for external data sources should allow customizing which content type gets crawled. As an example, for the IBM Watson Discovery SharePoint connector allow Customer to configure which content type gets crawled. Customer use case is t...
13 days ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted

Improve Smart Document Uderstanding processing time

Real-life scenario: the user uploads a document and the extracted info are needed as input for another tool or ML model (real time scoring is needed). The customer experience suffers from the waiting time. The processing time of one document is to...
19 days ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 2 Needs more information

Ability to clone a project

Our signature client the Ministry of Defense likes to have the ability to clone a project in Watson Discovery. They are migrating from Watson Explorer Analytical Components (WEX-AC) to WD. In WEX-AC, there was the possibility to clone a project (c...
about 1 month ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted

Delete data from existing collection

Our signature client the Ministry of Defense likes to have the ability to delete all data from a collection. They are migrating from Watson Explorer Analytical Components (WEX-AC) to WD. In WEX-AC, the 'delete all data' from collection is present,...
about 1 month ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted

Skipping processing of image files (JPG/GIF/PNG/image PDF)

Watson Discovery ingests a number of file types, including image types like JPG/GIF/PNG/image PDF. When OCR is switched off, Discovery still processes these files and captures its metadata. Our client wants to skip image files completely and also ...
about 1 month ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Under review

File inclusion and file exclusion filtering in crawler

The Dutch Ministry of Defense is using Watson Discovery for text document archiving purposes as well as text document analysis from these archives. They have experience with Watson Explorer Content Analytics and are migrating to Watson Discovery. ...
about 1 month ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted

Fuzzy phrase query

The customer requires phrase query using fuzzy character "∼". For instance, "homicides with firearms"∼1.
about 1 month ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted

Email Notification to users if ingestion is halted or completed

When ingesting large document collections it would be beneficial to have notifications sent out with ingestion status or issues.
about 2 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Under review

To prevent data corruption or issues with Elastic Search, pause ingestion or stop ingestion before storage volumes / PVCs fill up and cause a crash.

Reduce support tickets, prevent future issues, and allow users to ingest data overnight without worrying about storage filling up.
about 2 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted

Not recreation WeX Facets in Discovery

Currently, the customer has more than 40 facets that using per facet multiple dictionaries or even regex rules plus dictionaries. Those scenarios are not able to be set in discovery. The customer is exporting each facet as pear file to be importe...
about 2 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted