A pattern language is effectively constructed when the confidence of the collected patterns is assessed, and especially when interrelated patterns are cross-referenced. Technically, this happens during steps 5 and 6 in the process described in the earlier post How Patterns become a Pattern Language . While these steps are conceptually simple activities, they are the constituents of the true expressive power and notational richness of the pattern language. There are many aspects that must be taken into consideration and which are summarized hereafter.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://chronologist.com/blog/2016-02-16/pattern-language-development/