Reminder: End of Support on October 3, 2018 - Retrieve and Rank and Document Conversion services
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  • Description
    In October 2017, we announced the retirement of the Watson Document Conversion and Watson Retrieve and Rank services. As of October 3, 2018, Watson Document Conversion and Watson Retrieve and Rank will be officially retired.

    Why is Watson Discovery the recommended migration path?
    Watson Discovery is a cloud-native insight engine that supports core functionality from Watson Document Conversion and Watson Retrieve and Rank. This functionality includes the conversion from PDF, Microsoft Word, and HTML; keyword search; natural language search; machine-learning enhanced relevance; and web-based tooling. It also includes new capabilities like advanced AI for information retrieval, simple and automated data ingestion, reduced training complexity, an updated and robust query interface, and increased scale for large data sets. It supports Retrieve and Rank information retrieval use cases, and its new AI features can enable new applications beyond what was possible before. See the Top five reasons to switch from Retrieve and Rank to Watson Discoveryarticle.

    What happens on October 3?
    On October 3, 2018, all existing instances of the Retrieve and Rank and Document Conversion services will be deleted. The services will not continue to be supported by IBM.

    How do I switch from Retrieve and Rank?
    To migrate, move your documents and training data from your Retrieve and Rank indices into Watson Discovery. You can find the following resources to help you: If you need assistance with the migration process, we invite you to engage our Expert Services team. If you have any questions that are related to the migration, ask us in our forum.

    This information originated in the Migrating from Retrieve and Rank and Document Conversion to Watson Discovery article within the IBM Cloud platform blog.