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Control of the API version on Bluemix Interface

Watson Conversations offers not only the API but also quite a complete interface that can be used by logging in Bluemix.

In many projects, when business and experts train the system, they use the Bluemix interface. It is more or less intuitive and easily accessible. Training can be a several-week or even several-month process.

The interface calls the last version of the APIs released.There should be some mechanisms to alert in advance when there is going to be a change on the API that the interface calls. So that it does not happen that the performance of the trained system changes overnight, without any apparent reason. Indeed, it should be offered the option of using old versions during some time, in the same way that it is offered when calling the API by means of code.

The purpose is not to impact the training process due to changes that the trainers don't control.

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  • Nov 17 2017
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Who would benefit from this IDEA? Trainners, developers, etc. They would have control on the performance of the system they are training
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    Christopher Desmarais commented
    February 07, 2018 19:55

    Do you mean you want to version the Algorithm models? Or just the tooling in general?

  • Guest commented
    February 08, 2018 16:41

    The Algorithm models. So that during the training period (that takes months, with refinations and iterations) the performance does not change without and understandable reason.