Watson Explorer Foundational Components (v11)

This is an intermediate course for Solution Architects/Designers, Software Architects/Engineers, and Software Developers who will develop, deploy, manage and/or maintain Watson Explorer Enterprise Search and 360-Degree applications.


  • Basic knowledge of the use of search in enterprise applications
  • Knowledge of accessing enterprise resources
  • Knowledge of XML and the usage of XSL (XSLT/XPath)
  • Knowledge of coding applications using an API framework, compiled language, or scripting language

Expected Duration
4 day


In this course, you will learn the core features and functionality of Watson Explorer Foundational Components. This core functionality is found in all editions of Watson Explorer (Enterprise and Advanced edition).

This course is designed to introduce the technical student to using the enterprise search functionality in creating applications using the Search Engine and Application Builder capabilities. In this course will look at configuring search collection and engine components for ingesting, converting, indexing, and querying. This course will also introduce you to the design process of creating an Application Builder 360-degree application.

This course offers hands-on labs giving students exposure to the various aspects of configuring components that will be used in solutions that will involve Watson Explorer Foundational Components functionality.


Unit 01 Product Overview

Unit 02 Engine Architecture

Unit 03 Engine Admin Tool

Unit 04 Engine Search Collections

Unit 05 Engine Crawler

Unit 06 Engine Converter

Unit 07 Engine Indexer

Unit 08 Engine Sources

Unit 09 Engine Display

Unit 10 Natural Language Query Module

Unit 11 Results Module

Unit 12 AppBuilder Introduction

Unit 13 AppBuilder Components

Unit 14 – AppBuilder Design

Unit 15 AppBuilder Search

Unit 16 AppBuilder QueryAPI

Unit 17 – AppBuilder Endpoints

Unit 18 Annotation Administration Console



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