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Electronic Municipal Market Access Labs


EMMA Labs debuted in 2022 with two Active Labs: One is a keyword search engine leveraging natural language processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence to unlock the information contained within the hundreds of thousands of disclosure documents submitted to EMMA as unstructured PDFs. The second is a dynamic dashboard for market data analysis that empowers users to discover and visualize market trends. An additional Idea Labs section provides a forum for users to submit and provide feedback on ideas for potential future Active Labs.


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EMMA Labs is already enabling deeper market insights. The advanced search prototype provided a window into how states and municipalities are grappling with the impact of the novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) on their revenues and ability to finance essential public services.