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Today i got the following error when i install watson python sdk on my MAC:

I use the command :  sudo pip install watson-developer-cloud

The exception was:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pip/basecommand.py”, line 215, in main
status = self.run(options, args)
File “/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pip/commands/install.py”, line 342, in run
File “/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pip/req/req_set.py”, line 778, in install
File “/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pip/req/req_install.py”, line 754, in uninstall
File “/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pip/req/req_uninstall.py”, line 115, in remove
renames(path, new_path)
File “/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/pip/utils/__init__.py”, line 267, in renames
shutil.move(old, new)
File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/shutil.py”, line 299, in move
copytree(src, real_dst, symlinks=True)
File “/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/shutil.py”, line 208, in copytree

Solving the problem:

sudo -H pip install –ignore-installed six watson-developer-cloud

After a few seconds:

Successfully built watson-developer-cloud Twisted zope.interface pycparser
Installing collected packages: six, certifi, chardet, idna, urllib3, requests, python-dateutil, txaio, autobahn, setuptools, zope.interface, constantly, incremental, attrs, Automat, hyperlink, Twisted, pycparser, cffi, enum34, asn1crypto, ipaddress, cryptography, pyOpenSSL, pyasn1, pyasn1-modules, service-identity, watson-developer-cloud


IBM Watson Assistant is named as a Leader in conversational computing. It has become increasingly important for businesses to build engaging interactions that deliver value to their customers, and IBM is proud to offer technologies that help developers and enterprises enhance those experiences.

The report evaluated the most significant conversational computing platforms, diving into each vendor’s current offering and strategy and including customer feedback.

I always work with IBM Watson Assistant to create Virtual Assistants, since the name was “dialog”.  This service is my first option to create conversational applications.

More information on this link


Watson™ Explorer Natural Language Querying (NLQ) improves the user search experience by allowing the user to query Watson Explorer using natural language queries such as questions.

This is accomplished through the use of two components: Query Modifier, which modifies user queries before they are executed, and Ontolection Trainer, which provides machine learning tools that can generate ontolections for use in query expansion.

The setup process is not hard you can follow the instructions here.

But how to use it?

If you are using the REST API you must add this to your query:


On WEX applications (using projects) the process is a little different and not well documented. The Knowledge center only tell you about the macro and not were to put the macro.

Log on on the administration interface and go to your project and go to:

Project > Advanced > Misc > section “Other” > option “Query modification macro” > Set it to enhance-project-with-querymodifier