Frequently asked questions
How are Watson Discovery, Watson Natural Language Understanding and Watson Knowledge Studio related?
All three products can be used together or independently of one another depending on your use case.
Natural Language Understanding is a best of breed text analytics service that can be integrated into an existing data pipeline.
Watson Discovery incorporates Natural Language Understanding, but also offers storage of data with multiple ingestion options and provides the opportunity of powerful queries to extract insights, serving as a powerful
cloud native insight engine. Watson Knowledge Studio can be used with both Discovery and Natural Language Understanding to customize text
extraction of entities and relations using machine learning models.
How do Watson Discovery and Watson Assistant work together?
An IBM Watson Assistant uses a search skill to route complex inquiries to IBM Watson Discovery. Watson Discovery treats the user input as a search
query. It finds information that is relevant to the query from data inside its collections and returns it to Watson Assistant.
How can I calculate pricing based off of my usage?
Please visit our pricing calculator here which gives a monthly estimate of your costs based on the plan you choose.
How can I upgrade my plan?
Please visit the Watson Discovery subscription page here, which provides the opportunity to upgrade your plan.
How can I customize Watson Discovery?
Watson Discovery provides many ways to add customization. You can accomplish this by customizing your natural language processing (NLP), customizing your relevancy model, and customizing your ingestion pipeline.
What data types are supported?
Lite plan: PDF, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, JSON, HTML
What are some pre-built connectors / supported data sources?
Advanced, Premium, and Deploy Anywhere plans: PDF, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PNG, TIFF, JPG, JSON, HTML
IBM Cloud: Box, Salesforce, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft SharePoint 2016 (On-Premise), IBM Cloud Object Storage, IBM FileNet, IBM AppConnect, and Web Crawl
Cloud Pak for Data: Box, Salesforce, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft SharePoint 2016 (On-Premise), Web Crawl, Database, Windows File System, Local File System, FileNet P8, Upload your own data, and Cloud Pak for
Data custom connector