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  1. Consider a GET method to list your KB IDs

    A GET that returns a list of KBs would be helpful.
    This will be whatever https://qnamaker.ai/api/PortalRestApi/GetKbList?userId=... does, but more REST-y.

    7 votes
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  2. 7 votes
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  3. Allow to define a few (canned answers) that can be used for "match not found"

    Obviously, there will be cases of Match not Found. But, to make the conversation more natural, it might be easier for the QnA to allow the mapping of Match not found to a selection (randomly issued perhaps?) of answers that the one defining the rules can specify (we can have a default whatever):
    1. I'm sorry I did not get that. Can you please rephrase your question?
    2. I apologize, but I do not understand "<echo the actual input>".
    3. etc...
    all these can still be logged with a common tag or even with "match not found" for easy retraining…

    11 votes
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  4. Allow knowledge base load from glossary format or better a user-defined QnA

    Aside from being able to load FAQ documents or http links to FAQ, other forms of popular format like Glossary should be supported. In fact, if we allow the format of the input file to be roughly formatted using simple regular expression which tokens of source file will be Q and which ones will be corresponding A, then KB loading will be faster.

    In particular example, Glossary type of load can be simply mapped to general questions involving definition/clarification:
    Dictionary/Glossary is a hash value

     &lt;term1&gt;&lt;user defined delimiter&gt;&lt;definition1&gt;
    

    .....<termN><user defined delimited><definition N>

    On loading, the engine can simply take term and…

    2 votes
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  5. 15 votes
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  6. Allow display of images

    Currently only text and URLs are supported. If the FAQ site has images, display those images from their own location if possible or allow upload/embed of images

    52 votes
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  7. Allow copy / paste from PDFs including \n oir \t characters

    today it is not possible to do copy / paste from PDF that includes manual \n (e.g. in bullets points too).
    \n cannot be trained. they had to be removed manually.

    allow \n and display them as new-line and not only as /n.
    allow new-line in the editor should automatically detected and \n created

    2 votes
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  8. Split answer into paragraphs and learn content separately.

    Answer can be too long for chat-bot - try to guess paragrpah based on the question.
    sometimes the question from the user is refereing to a paragraph of the whole answer.
    try to guess based on the "content" of the sentece the meaning a short answer.

    3 votes
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  9. Ability to use Https as knowledge base source (i.e. would be ideal for Sharepoint sites)

    Ability to use https sources ,i.e. would be great if you can use SharePoint online sources. This along side this idea https://cognitive.uservoice.com/forums/578689-qna-maker/suggestions/18165322-restrict-access-to-authenticated-user would be ideal for any situation

    7 votes
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  10. Refresh HTTP sources

    It would be great if there were an optional action where we could "refresh"/"rescan" an HTTP route.

    This would allow the QnA to reflect up-to-date answers should the underlying source have changes.

    It would be appreciated if this could also be triggered via an API.

    Thanks!

    1 vote
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  11. Allow formatting of knowledge base answers

    Allow basic formatting of knowledge base answers. Line breaks would be really useful for answers that require large blocks of text, and bold, underline and italics would be helpful to add emphasis when required.

    34 votes
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  12. Add API support for full PUT operation to replace all existing QnA pairs

    Currently there isn't a way to clear out all existing QnA pairs within a Knowledgebase. The PATCH interface is good, but if I just want to re-create the items in my current model then a full PUT would be required and I can then re-submit all items that should exist within the KB. Any items not in the PUT request would be deleted.

    3 votes
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  13. Add API support for quick CRUD operations against QnA pairs

    In the v2.0 APIs you are limited to the single PATCH operation to update a Knowledgebase. I find that this API is slow and would like to see support for single QnA CRUD updates

    9 votes
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  14. API Endpoint: Get Top N QnA

    Currently the only API endpoint returns the first highest scoring answer.

    However, for the sake of providing alternatives to the end user if that answer wasn't helpful - or if the highest answer wasn't higher than a given threshold. It would be nice to provide them the top alternative questions in our knowledge base that the service may have ranked lower.

    Honestly - I think this should be a priority. You've got an undocumented API that does just this.

    22 votes
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  15. Restrict access to authenticated user

    To use this service internal in our Organisation it should be possible to restrict the access to security groups within our AAD.

    24 votes
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  16. 6 votes
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  17. See the quota usage in the Subscription keys panel

    While this service is in free preview, it would be nice to see the quota usage in the Subscription keys panel

    3 votes
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  18. Publish an API for managing knowledge bases

    There doesn't seem to be a way to programmatically manage knowledge bases. This should be an option outside of using the web-based interface.

    6 votes
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