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Definition: Dr. Watson


(1) A reference to IBM's AI computer when used in the medical field. See Watson.

(2) A Windows utility that reports extensive details about a crash (abend). Dr. Watson either sits in the background and captures the current status of the system at the moment of the crash, or it is launched at the time of crash in order to report the details. The DW.EXE file has been available for many years as a diagnostic utility, and it has been known to automatically launch when a crash occurs. See abend.