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Tagging with Watson

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  • Jul 26 2018
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    Guest commented
    August 06, 2018 03:06

    This is a fairly significant ASK and alot more to it than meets the eye as a single sentence request. Lets look at this. 

    First, for Watson, I assume you mean just for IBM Connections cloud - or if on-premise, the IBM CNX server needs ongoing secure access to IBM Cloud. For many IBM CNX server implementations, this is a security hole, so a consideration.

    Anyways, to implement this requires a run-time service to be built that would run along-side IBM CNX and regularly indexes these different content types and then applies the tags, as a backend process. Once applied, via Watson NLU (natural language understanding), the tags need to be appropriately fed back to IBM CNX, somewhere (profile? in a feed? community description? other? where? all of the above?). Once decided where, that UI needs to also be built to consume the tags and present them well.

    Some questions arise:

    • What if a tag was not ideally applied?
    • Should the user be able to edit (or delete) the tags, or what rules on that?
    • If a user deletes or edits a tag, when the service is re-run, should it override the edits and/or respect them? 
    • What about tag clouds and other graphical representations - where should those go?
    • Should the tags be analyzed in terms of metrics, behavior or content trends, relevance etc.

    And the like - there's many other questions and things to this. 

    AppFusions have been tackling these issues, and have built a service that could be run against these IBM CNX content types, per customer commitment and request. info@appfusions.com

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    Guest commented
    October 10, 2018 10:05

    Could be done first as a sow about Watson capable to tag Content, Photo and Video?

    Watson to propose TAG

    End user to select and accept