Consider Disabling Title Truncation

About this task

All of the template search collections that are provided with Watson™ Explorer Engine (discussed in Selecting an Appropriate Base Search Collection) use the normalization converter, which limits the maximum length of titles to 120 characters by default, and automatically removes words from the end of the title until the length of a document title is less than that value. If you do not want (or need) to automatically restrict title length, you can improve performance by disabling title truncation in that converter. This option can be disabled in the Watson Explorer Engine administration tool by doing the following:


  1. Select the Configuration tab's Converting sub-tab for the collection that you are working with.
  2. Edit the Converter Component: Normalization converter
  3. Set the value of the Maximum title length option (in the Summarization section) to -1
  4. Click OK or Apply to save your changes.