Semantic modeling: emergent properties
Example of an "emergent" property: The property of being a target of an xlink (considering XLL as a vocabulary, as it is in ISO-land).
All emergent properties of a vocabulary must be described clearly, comprehensively, unambiguously, and formally, because
- accuracy and reliability are important.
- the information is expected to be useful in multi-vendor application environments (if not, why inherit a vocabulary at all?).
- implementation of vocabulary-specific applications must be done at reasonable cost.