Financial Information Observation System (FIOS) - XBRL Challenge

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Data set and Tool

Supported by PlanetData, Andreas Harth and Benedikt Kämpgen from AIFB, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, have been successful conducting and developing a tool called FIOS (Financial Information Observation System) for XBRL Challenge. XBRL Challenge is a contest that invites participants to contribute open source analytical applications for investors that leverage corporate XBRL data. XBRL is a language for the electronic communication of business and financial data which is revolutionising business reporting around the world. The work was a result of collaboration between  AIFB, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany and DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway

FIOS provides a web-based Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) interface for multi-company analysis over an integrated dataset, consisting of XBRL data from the SEC and the FFIEC as well as open web data from Wikipedia/DBpedia and Freebase. They have made available a screencast demonstrating a query in FIOS via YouTube. They have also made a demonstration of FIOS available on the web. The FIOS Saiku Demo can be accessed using username "b" band password b"b".

FIOS system and the olap4ld application will still be developed further.

For further information about FIOS please visit