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Status Planned for future release
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 6, 2017

Add default entities like location and amount

The Watson conversation service has the ability to identify both numeric digits and numeric text. I would like the NLU service to have these default entities supported so that I can train models in Knowledge studio with both text and digits. Currently, I am running a file through speech to text which returns numeric text (e.g. eight hundred). The NLU models are trained on digits (e.g. 800) I have to run the text through conversation then into NLU in order for the models to return correctly.

  • Guest
    Sep 14, 2017


    Thanks for taking time to post your idea. This NLU enhancement is already on the NLU roadmap here:

    (As an IBMer you should already have "viewer" access to Aha!. If you have issues with your Aha! access, instructions for access are available here:

  • Guest
    Sep 13, 2017

    George, I know that the system entities in Conversation are being redeveloped. It might be interesting to have them as a separate API (or micro-service) so it can be used all kinds of APIs such as NLU but also WKS...