OpenEDGAR: Open Source Software for SEC EDGAR Analysis

12 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2018  

Michael James Bommarito

LexPredict, LLC; Bommarito Consulting, LLC; Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology; Michigan State College of Law

Daniel Martin Katz

Illinois Tech - Chicago Kent College of Law; Stanford CodeX - The Center for Legal Informatics; LexPredict

Eric Detterman

LexPredict, LLC

Date Written: June 12, 2018

Abstract

OpenEDGAR is an open source Python framework designed to rapidly construct research databases based on the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) system operated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). OpenEDGAR is built on the Django application framework, supports distributed compute across one or more servers, and includes functionality to (i) retrieve and parse index and filing data from EDGAR, (ii) build tables for key metadata like form type and filer, (iii) retrieve, parse, and update CIK to ticker and industry mappings, (iv) extract content and metadata from filing documents, and (v) search filing document contents. OpenEDGAR is designed for use in both academic research and industrial applications, and is distributed under MIT License.

Keywords: SEC, EDGAR, Legal, Regulatory, Finance, Accounting, Data, Opensource, Corpora, Python, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning

JEL Classification: C19, C53, C55, C38, C45, C63, C88

Suggested Citation

Bommarito, Michael James and Katz, Daniel Martin and Detterman, Eric, OpenEDGAR: Open Source Software for SEC EDGAR Analysis (June 12, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3194754 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3194754

Michael James Bommarito

LexPredict, LLC ( email )

MI
United States

HOME PAGE: http://lexpredict.com

Bommarito Consulting, LLC ( email )

MI 48098
United States

HOME PAGE: http://bommaritollc.com

Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology ( email )

565 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661-3691
United States

Michigan State College of Law ( email )

318 Law College Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
United States

Daniel Martin Katz (Contact Author)

Illinois Tech - Chicago Kent College of Law ( email )

565 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661-3691
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.danielmartinkatz.com/

Stanford CodeX - The Center for Legal Informatics ( email )

559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
United States

HOME PAGE: http://law.stanford.edu/directory/daniel-katz/

LexPredict ( email )

Chicago, IL
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.lexpredict.com/

Eric Detterman

LexPredict, LLC ( email )

MI
United States

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