« Revised Set of SEC Filings with 5 Star Ratings, Now 4875 | Main | Seeing Core Financial Reporting Semantics »

5151 SEC Financial Filings Get "5 Stars" for Core Financial Semantics

This list of 5151 SEC XBRL financial filings, 93% of the 5525 filings I analyzed, get 5 stars for meeting the core financial semantics constraints.

Granted, it is a small set of constraints, 9 in total, but it is a start.  The interesting thing to me is that I could do this at all.  The information on that rather large HTML page is extracted from SEC XBRL filings without even using an XBRL processor.

So, a beach head has been established. It seems to me that XBRL can in fact work to deliver on the promises made by its advocates (of which I am a member).  I propose that these 5151 filings and the 9 constraints offer clues as to how to get the complete information set for all filers working like a Swiss watch.

The list of 5 star filings has grown from one, to 24, to 92, to 5151. Granted, not a certifiable scientific analysis but positive signs none-the-less.

Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 10:18PM by Registered CommenterCharlie in | CommentsPost a Comment

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.