Unlock Insights in Text Data with Watson Discovery Service

March 12, 2020

Unlock Insights in your Text Data with Watson Discovery Service

Ehningen, Germany – 12th March 2020, 9:00 – 17:00

Come to use and practice Watson Discovery through hands-on labs

Watson Discovery Service is delivered as a suite of APIs that aims to make it easier for companies to load and analyze their data, even if they don’t have an advanced degree in data science. With Watson Discovery, you can unlock hidden value in data to find answers, monitor trends and surface patterns with the world’s most advanced cloud-native insight engine.

Watson Discovery starts by ingesting and standardizing your data. Then, it “enriches” the data with natural language capabilities like sentiment analysis, named entity extraction, and concept tagging. Users can then use a query API to segment the data and search through it.

Many insights can be found in relationships among text-based data, such as news reports, and social media. Because Watson Discovery Service can read into these sources and understand the data at “massive scale,” this service can open up new opportunities for developers to make use of that data.



Discovery Service Overview – what it is and how it works – typical business cases
Lab 1 & 2: Discovery Step by Step


Smart Document Understanding (SDU) presentation – teach Watson the format of textual documents (e.g. titles, tables, etc…)
Lab 3: SDU in practice
Watson Knowledge Studio (WKS) Overview – teach Watson your business domain semantics
Lab 4: Watson Discovery Service + Custom Model with WKS
Watson Discovery Service V2.0 on a Private Cloud
Watson Discovery Service specialized offerings – Compare and Comply: analysis of contractual documents- Watson Discovery for Sales Force
Questions/Answers – Evaluation – Next steps


– Cognitive Analytics
– Natural Language Processing
– Leverage Unstructured Content
– Domain adaptation modeling
– Statistical Information and Relation Extraction


Basic knowledge of Cloud Foundry and REST API. Basic understanding of unstructured content, NLP and Watson Cognitive services.
Please bring your own laptop for the hands-on exercises.
For these exercises you will also need an IBM Cloud account.
The workshop will be held in English language.


Participants who do not yet have an IBM Cloud account should create one in advance via the following link: https://ibm.biz/BdqBS7

Targeted Audience

Developers, Data Scientists, Cloud Architects, Consultants or decision influencers who would like to familiarize themselves Watson Discovery.


Please register here: Send an email to beate.melcher@de.ibm.com

IBM Deutschland, IBM Allee 1, Ehningen, 71139, Germany