Automated ingestion, conversion, enrichment and normalization

Discovery takes the drudgery out of the ingestion process. Simple tooling allows you to upload your own data or publicly available data, or you can still use data crawler and conversion API calls.

Integrated Natural Language Processing (NLP) enrichment options

Easily apply enrichments, like concepts, relationships, sentiment and tone, then immediately view how your data will look, so you can fine-tune it before processing the data.

Simple tooling, or direct API calls—you choose

Powerful yet simple tooling makes it easier for developers with a wide range of skills create rich data pipelines, allowing teams to gain more ground, faster, with existing resources.

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Case study

Six Degrees of separation

Pre-enriched news content included in the Watson Discovery Service can identify the connections between current newsmakers using a vast pre-populated data set.

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  • – 1GB RAM
  • – 2GB storage
  • – Unlimited enrichments
  • – 1000 news queriescustom model
  • – 30-day trial only

Environment Size 1
$960.00 USD/env/month

  • – 2GB RAM
  • – 48 GB storage
  • – 4,000 enrichments

Environment Size 2
$3,460.00 USD/env/month

  • – 8GB RAM
  • – 192 GB storage
  • – 16,000 enrichments

Environment Size 3
$6,530.00 USD/env/month

  • – 16GB RAM
  • – 384 GB storage
  • – 32,000 enrichments

Additional detail

Enrichment overage
$0.01 USD/enrichment