Welcome to the human-readable and machine-readable knowledge graph for US GAAP.
This free open source resource enables software engineers to understand how to create supercharged software applications related to US GAAP or other financial reporting schemes represented using XBRL. It is based on a proven, best-practices, global standard method.
XBRL taxonomy for US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US-GAAP) which is provided by the FASB.
This XBRL-based machine-readable information essentially forms a knowledge graph. The US GAAP Knowledge Graph is a set of terms, structures, assocations, and rules that are used to build models and report facts per those models.
The following is a quick reference to information provided within this human-readable and machine-readable knowledge graph.
Disclosures: (Human | Machine) The financial reporting scheme requires specific disclosures.
Topics: (Human | Machine) Those disclosures can be organized within specific topics.
Templates: (Human | Machine) Templates provide examples of those disclosures.
Exemplars: (Human | Machine) Examples (exemplars) exist in the form of how other economic entities reported these same disclosures.
Terms: (Human | Machine) Terms are used to represent disclosures in a machine-readable XBRL taxonomy.
Structures: (Human | Machine) Reported disclosures are represented using XBRL networks, XBRL hypercubes, and logical blocks which form a model.
Fundamental Concepts: (Human | Machine) High-level fundamental accounting concepts exist within the conceptual framework for US GAAP
Reporting Styles: (Human | Machine) Reporting styles are models of relations between fundamental accounting concepts that form an approach to creating a report.
Consistency Rules: (Human | Machine) Consistency rules explain the relations between fundamental accounting concepts.
Derivation Rules: (Human | Machine) When a fundamental accounting concept is not explicitly reported; derivation (a.k.a. impute) rules are used to use logical deduction to derive the value of the unreported high-level financial concept.
Facts: (Human | Machine) Facts must be consistent with the permitted terms, structures, associations, and rules. When the statements and facts are consistent then the logical system is functioning properly (consistent, complete, precise).