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IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Customers


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.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com) - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM.

ideasibm@us.ibm.com - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

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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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...
5 days ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted

Stemming instead of lemmatization for exact match search in Spanish

Customer needs exact match search, same as WeX Content Analytics. R&D teams has given a manual workaround that has to be carried out for all projects. It solved some issues such as Spanish accents and missing characters, but there are still ...
5 days ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted

Interpreting Oracle CLOB columns as CSV files

Currently crawler configuration reads CLOB columns as CVS files. The customer has the TS010224689 PMR. Support and R&D teams have given a manual workaround that has to be carried out for all projects. The customer requires a solution since a...
5 days ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted

Facet hierarchies - groups

Admin cannot set facet hierarchy for all users. The current procedure is create a facet hierarchy per user, further the worse issue is that hierarchy is only kept in the browser cache.
5 days ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted

Handle roles per instance

They need admin role and read only role per Discovery instance. It is a must due to several analysts require to access data without set any configuration of the project or collection. It is a must
5 days ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Submitted

Support for complex operators such as NEAR and BETWEEN

Our business clients currently use Watson Explorer and are able to execute queries that include NEAR and BETWEEN to find very specific documents. This functionality is not currently available in Watson Discovery and is a very big issue for our bus...
about 1 month ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

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.
about 2 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Not under 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 ...
2 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration

Exclusion of HTML navigation elements in webcrawl

As users of WDS are currently not able to use SDU on crawled web documents, it is impossible to use the field definition and exclusion function WDS provides to exclude unwanted results from the index. In our case, website navigation and footers cr...
3 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Not under consideration

UI and document should support Chinese Simplified

There are new customers in China for WD. We request WD UI and documents support Chinese Simplified. Thanks.
5 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Future consideration