Parallel digitisation efforts have started to emerge regarding the use of properties, especially within the logic of classification systems. This is why, it is important to look at some considerations which will demystify the use of ‘properties’ in classifications and how this relates to the ongoing standardization work at the EU and International level in order to align both approaches.
The very basic purpose of a classification system is to enable anyone to put a label on something in order to know what it is and how to store it. Then to be able to find this same thing by using the label and give it to someone else who would also understand what it is and what to do with it.
ISO 22274 defines a classification system as ‘a systematic collection of classes organized…