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

Easily adapt Discovery’s understanding of your corpus with integrated machine learning to surface the most relevant answers. Teach Discovery to apply the 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, element classification and anomaly detection.

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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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0-2,000 documents (or 200 MB)
1000 news queries
1 custom model
500 element classification pages



Up to 100,000 documents (or 10 GB)
1 custom model
Includes Lite Plan allocation

  • – Starting at $10/month (for every 1000 documents)
  • – $0.10/news query


Reserved environment
Up to 1,000,000 documents (or 80 GB)
Add-on custom models
Includes Standard Plan allocation
Larger environments available

  • – Starting at a monthly fee of $1000 plus $5/month (for every 1000 documents)
  • – $0.10/news query
  • – $800/custom model
  • $0.40/element classification page

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Watson Premium plans offer a higher level of security and isolation to help customers with sensitive data requirements.

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