What is Watson Discovery

IBM Watson Discovery makes it easy to build cognitive, cloud-based exploration applications that unlock actionable insights hidden in unstructured data.

Watson Discovery features

Embedded NLP

Watson Discovery ships with natural language processing built-in. By simply ticking a few options we’re able to extract sentiment, entities, concepts, semantic roles, and more.

Relevancy Training

You can train the Discovery service to improve the relevance of query results for your corpus. When you provide Discovery with training data, the service uses machine-learning Watson techniques to find signals in your content and questions. The service then reorders results to display the most relevant results at the top. As you add more training data, the service becomes more accurate and sophisticated in the ordering of results it returns.

Domain Customization

Discovery can be taught to understand terms that are specific to your domain. Simply use a custom machine learning model built with Watson Knowledge Studio to customize the enrichment of your corpus.


Rapid results

Spend less time struggling with your data. Automated ingestion and integrated natural language processing in a fully managed cloud service removes the complexity from dealing with natural language content.

Domain intelligence

Adapt Discovery’s understanding of your corpus with integrated machine learning to find the most relevant answers. Teach Discovery to apply knowledge of unique entities and relations in your industry or organization with Watson Knowledge Studio.

AI ready for business

Uncover deep connections throughout your data by using advanced AI functions out of the box, such as natural language queries, passage retrieval, relevancy training, relationship graphs and anomaly detection.

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