October 11, 2017 | Written by: Deepika Devarajan
Categorized: Watson | What's New
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We have made several recent advances with two of our key Watson services – Watson Discovery and Watson Natural Language Understanding (NLU) to help users expand their footprint with Watson around the globe.
Premium Plans are now available for clients who need data and compute isolation to meet higher information security requirements. Some of the key features of Premium Plans include single tenant deployment architecture, end-to-end encryption, higher plan volumes, guaranteed SLAs and more. If you are interested in learning more about Premium Plans, contact us.
We Have EU Covered
If you are in Europe and want to keep your data in Europe, you now have access to Watson Discovery and Watson NLU on our Frankfurt Data center. European customers will also experience much better latency as the compute and storage resources are closer geographically. To deploy Discovery or NLU in the EU region, select “Germany” from the “Region to Deploy” dropdown when provisioning a new instance.
Multi-lingual basic language support for Watson Discovery is now available in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (BR). Spanish is now fully supported along with English. Learn more about basic and full support. Watson NLU already boasts a large number of supported languages with automatic language detection.
What is Watson Discovery?
Watson Discovery is a fully featured cloud native insight engine that enables users to unlock hidden value in data to find answers, monitor trends, and surface patterns in their own content as well as intelligence-infused news from around the world. Through its data-to-insight pipeline Watson Discovery offers a full suite of capabilities including unstructured and structured data ingestion, document conversion, NLP enrichment, and querying using out-of-the box AI capabilities such as anomaly detection, aggregate NLP analysis, and trainable machine learning based relevancy.
What is Watson NLU?
Watson Natural Language Understanding (NLU) is a stand-alone Watson Service that allows developers to analyze text and extract meta-data from unstructured content such as concepts, entities, keywords, categories, sentiment, emotion, relations, semantic roles. Whether it is social media monitoring, content recommendation, or advertising optimization, NLU’s powerful natural language processing features available via simple API calls is popular and broadly adopted for advanced text analytics.