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Ability to annotate relationships which span multiple sentences.

Allow "parent-child" and "cause and effect" relationships across sentences.  The following example shows the steps a counselor must make when determining if present or impending danger is suspected.  Unfortunately, these steps are in separate sentences and I haven't seen an easy way to define these relationships?  Coreferences can cross sentence boundaries but they are intended for equivalence relationships not hierarchical or If-then-because relationships. 


The counselor must make a decision based on statutory guidelines (see s. 39.201(5), F.S.) and information gathered to determine if present or impending danger is suspected.
a. The counselor must attempt to gather sufficient information based on the reporter’s knowledge in order to determine the appropriate investigative response.
b. The determination of suspected present or impending danger must be made prior to the counselor closing the call.
c. The counselor will apply Present and Impending Danger threshold criteria appropriately to any danger threats that may be relevant to the situation being reported.
d. The family’s prior history should be assessed and considered in the determination of suspected present or impending danger. When available, the family’s documented history in FSFN should inform the response time decision, unless the newly reported information clearly meets criteria for report acceptance and present danger.

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Who would benefit from this IDEA? This would greatly accelerate the ability to ingest procedural content needed for Watson Assistants and simplify conversational navigation. I am currently trying to annotate several hundred procedural guides and would greatly appreciate if you could let me know if there are any existing workarounds for these issues.
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    21 Feb 03:13pm

    Hi Erik,

    Please feel free to schedule some time to chat with me. You can contact me by email, or call me at (937)716-6100.

    Kreig Fields
    CEO, Intelligent Analysts

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    Erik Didriksen commented
    20 Feb 08:19pm
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    26 Jun, 2018 09:43pm

    Hi Stefan,

    I would be glad to give some design feedback.

    I have a set of cause and effect models I would like to use to drive conversational problem solving, but first I need to train Watson what to look for. I may just throw a couple of programmers at it to see if we can figure something out. I will let you know if I have any luck.


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    26 Jun, 2018 01:09pm


    Thank you very much for the amazingly detailed idea description!

    It was promoted to the WKS internal roadmap as #WKS-204 (just for a reference).

    While the idea that you documented duplicates #WKS-I-36, we really appreciate the time you took to describe all the details. It will help us greatly in the design. If you don't mind, I can reach out to you for design feedback, when the work progresses to that stage.

    Kind regards,

    Stefan Tzanev

    WKS Lead Offering Manager

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