My company just recently opened up a free text search API service with coverage of SEC filings, News,
and Federal Reserve speech transcripts, etc. We plan on adding more sources down the road.
Here’s a snippet we’re using to describe/pitch it:
Iris API (http://iris.lore.ai)
Good information drives great investments, but it’s hard to find everything you need in one place. Now you can use a single API to directly search and access data from key sources, including SEC filings, Federal Reserve speeches, press releases, and over 70,000 news feeds. Save time by setting up your own alerts and screens or mine the raw data for signals. With Iris, you’ll find the facts you need quickly and efficiently.
We offer other products/services to clients built on top of this and other data (which is our core business) but we figured by opening this up we’d learn a lot about how the community would use it. We would eventually monetize by either offering rate-free access, premium API features based on more advanced text analytics, or premium document sources from more publishers.
I’d love to hear FinTech Genome’s feedback on this kind of service. Is it useful? What other public documents might be good to have up here e.g. clinical trial results, industry reports, federal reserve “beige book” etc.? The intersection of NLP and FinTech is super exciting and it’s early days but I’m very interested in hearing what people are currently doing and how they think things will evolve in this space.