How is the level of emphasis score calculated in Benchmark

In this article, you will learn about the Datamaran level of emphasis classification and how it is computed.

The Benchmark analysis is based on a methodology developed by our team of data scientists to assess the level of emphasis each company puts on a specific topic in their corporate reports.

Datamaran level of emphasis is ranked on a four-level scale: 

  1. High 
  2. Medium 
  3. Low 
  4. No mention

This classification has been built using statistical methods based on quantitative and qualitative variables, including:

  • The number of sentences mentioning the topics (“hits”): valid occurrence of one of the search terms or any combination of search terms corresponding to that topic.
  • Location of the topic: for example, more emphasis is given if the topic is mentioned in the CEO letter than in a footnote.
  • The number of topic mentions per sentence; avoiding duplicate or multiple-topic mentions.
  • The number of topics found in the document.