IBM Watson Discovery Fundamentals Training

I’m excited to announce that I’ve released my first course on Udemy titled IBM Watson Discovery Fundamentals. This course is designed to give business and technical users a good high-level overview of the IBM Watson Discovery service. What is IBM Watson Discovery? IBM Watson Discovery is an advanced search and analytical tool that uses Natural … Continue reading IBM Watson Discovery Fundamentals Training

Amazon Associates Affiliate Program

Amazon Associates is one of the most popular affiliate programs around. Affiliate programs generally pay you when a user of your website commits some type of action. This might be a certain fee for a lead when a user signs up for the affiliated site or a percentage of commission on sales. Let’s take a … Continue reading Amazon Associates Affiliate Program

Building Real Assets on the Web

Wow, it’s been way too long since I’ve posted anything on this blog. I feel like that’s about how I start every post. Today I read a great post by Nathan Barry called The Billion Dollar Blog. It’s basically about a bunch of different people turning huge blog following into real businesses. It got me … Continue reading Building Real Assets on the Web

Watson Explorer vs Elasticsearch for Enterprise Search

Are you interested in IBM Watson Explorer vs Elasticsearch? Recently, I had to do some comparisons between IBM Watson Explorer and Elasticsearch for a project. I spent some time going through the features of both platforms and found some interesting features and comparisons. For this comparison, I’m only looking at IBM Watson Explorer Foundational Components … Continue reading Watson Explorer vs Elasticsearch for Enterprise Search

Create a WEX AppBuilder Pop Over

How do you create a WEX AppBuilder Pop Over? One thing that I see people trying to do is to replicate the pop-over light-box function of Watson Explorer AppBuilder. Most of the time the custom code that people create doesn’t seem to function the same as the out-of-box lightbox. Fortunately, there are some helper functions … Continue reading Create a WEX AppBuilder Pop Over

Tweaking the Number of Matches for the Relevancy Algorithm in Watson Explorer

Today I ran into a rather shocking situation while debugging some query relevancy issues in Watson Explorer AppBuilder. Another IBM Watson developer and I noticed that some results with a higher amount of matching terms in them were being ranked lower than some documents with fewer matches. This appears to be the opposite of what … Continue reading Tweaking the Number of Matches for the Relevancy Algorithm in Watson Explorer

IBM Watson Explorer Connector List

IBM Watson Explorer Foundational Components include many out-of-box connectors for various types of data sources including web, filesystems, shares, databases and content management systems. This allows Watson Explorer (WEX) to be a very versatile tool for ingesting and indexing from multiple data sources into a single search application. Here is a listing of the out-of-box … Continue reading IBM Watson Explorer Connector List