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"Language support and the ability to build a natural language of speech recognition are the most valuable features."

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"Microsoft FAST is quite robust. Our clients are quite happy with it."

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"There are probably other chatbots out there that were built for specific use cases and are easier to deploy than this. Having said that, Watson is way more flexible. While it may require a greater amount of effort, it is not substantially more than some of the other ones that are kind of prebuilt for a specific use case. It would be good to have more prebuilt and specific use cases and specific business models. It can have better phone integration, even though I think that it is actually becoming less of an issue. Most people are online nowadays."

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"If there is any change in a system or a configuration or an update, we might face some issues."

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  • "Cost-wise, it is very reasonable because it is cloud-based."
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    Overview

    Watson Discovery is an award-winning enterprise search and AI search technology that breaks open data silos and retrieves specific answers to your questions while analyzing trends and relationships buried in enterprise data. Watson Discovery applies the latest breakthroughs in machine learning, including natural language processing capabilities, and is easily trained on the language of your domain. Unlike competitors, Watson Discovery can be deployed on any cloud or on-premises environment.

    Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint combines the power of FAST with the simplicity of SharePoint. FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint delivers an exceptional intranet and people search experience and a platform for building custom search-driven applications.
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    Sample Customers
    Prudential, Bradesco, Woodside
    Moffitt Cancer Center, Hitachi Solutions, Manupatra Information Solutions, Unique World, _KODA AUTO a.s., MindTree Ltd, Mississippi Department of Transportation
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Retailer10%
    Government10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company31%
    Media Company6%
    Government6%

    IBM Watson Discovery is ranked 3rd in Indexing and Search with 1 review while Microsoft FAST is ranked 1st in Indexing and Search with 1 review. IBM Watson Discovery is rated 8.0, while Microsoft FAST is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Watson Discovery writes "Great language support, solid stability, and reasonable cost". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft FAST writes "Robust solution with good value". IBM Watson Discovery is most compared with Google Search Appliance and IBM StoredIQ, whereas Microsoft FAST is most compared with Lookeen, Lucene and Coveo.

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