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New EDGAR Portal Uses XML for Improved Searching

Magazine article Information Today

New EDGAR Portal Uses XML for Improved Searching

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Invisible Worlds, a San Francisco-based startup company headed by a team of Internet veterans, has unveiled the EDGAR-space portal, a new Web service that, according to the announcement, uses XML (eXtensible Markup Language) to deliver dramatically refined searches of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) EDGAR filings.

"The EDGARspace service is the first glimpse into the way XML-based Internet information systems will work in the future," said Invisible Worlds' CEO and chairman Carl Malamud, who first put EDGAR on the Internet 5 years ago. "For the first time, you can reach inside EDGAR filings for gems of knowledge that were previously buried in text and also rise above the immense collection of documents to make sense of broad searches."

The EDGARspace portal, one of the largest XML-based information systems ever developed, demonstrates the potential of this new Web standard by giving investment, financial, and research professionals better ways to search for and find information that had been difficult to obtain.

A trial version of the EDGARspace service is available free to the public at http://www.invisible.net through the end of the year. It will then be available by subscription. …

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