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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 13, 2020

Enable multiple language collections

We have many customers in Europe who have content in multiple languages. In WEX AC and oneWEX this was not a problem as the first step in the WEX analysis pipeline is to determine the main langaueg for a document and then apply the relevant out of the box annotators for lexical analysis and PoS tagging.

In Watson Discovery only one language is allowed per collection, and this must be set when the collection is created. Any documents not of the collection language will not be analysed, or can be searched on. This reduces WD viability and effectivenss, and makes it harder to sell to customers who have muliple languages in their content.

Perhaps a possible alternative could be to build some kind of language identification in the crawler or conversion pipeline so that for an English language collecion, for example, only English langauge documents will be converted, analysed and indexed.