Jiří Panyr

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Jiří Panyr (born July 4, 1942 in Prague , † November 3, 2010 in Munich ) was a German mathematician and information scientist .

Panyr, also Panýr in Czech, worked for Siemens in Munich from 1969 until his retirement . In 1985 he received his doctorate from Saarland University . The dissertation Automatic Classification and Information Retrieval - Application and Development of Complex Procedures in Information Retrieval Systems and their Evaluation is now considered a standard work. In 2003 he was appointed honorary professor for empirical human sciences at the University of Saarland .


  • Automatic classification and information retrieval. Dissertation. Max Niemeyer Verlag, Tübingen 1986.
  • Knowledge and an approach to its taxonomy in the field of artificial intelligence. In: Studies on Classification. Volume 17 (SK 17), Indeks Verlag, Frankfurt / Main 1986, pp. 15-34.
  • Vector space model and cluster analysis in information retrieval systems. In: News for Documentation. Volume 38, 1987, pp. 13-20
  • Thesaurus and knowledge-based systems - thesauri and knowledge bases. In: News for Documentation. Volume 39, 1988, pp. 209-215.
  • Information retrieval methods in rule-based expert systems. In: J. Herget, R. Kuhlen (Ed.): Pragmatic aspects in the design and operation of information systems. (= Konstanz writings on information science, Volume 1). Universitätsverlag, Konstanz 1990, pp. 204-218
  • Frames, thesauri and automatic classification (cluster analysis). In: R. Kuhlen (Ed.): Experimental and practical information retrieval - Festschrift for Gerhard Lustig . Universitätsverlag, Konstanz 1992, pp. 277-295.
  • with Werner Zucker: Information and knowledge management through structured documents. In: Harald H. Zimmermann, Volker Schramm (Eds.): Knowledge Management and Communication Systems, Workflow Management, Multimedia, Knowledge Transfer - Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium for Information Science (ISI '98), Prague 3.-7. November 1998. (= Writings on Information Science, Volume 34), University Association for Information Science, 1998, pp. 235-252
  • Thesauri, semantic networks, frames, topic maps, taxonomies, ontologies - conceptual confusion or conceptual diversity? In: Ilse Harms, Heinz-Dirk Luckhardt, Hans W. Giessen (eds.): Information and language. Contributions to information science, computational linguistics, librarianship, and related subjects. Festschrift for Harald H. Zimmermann. KG Saur, Munich 2006, pp. 139–152

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