# Do we need the [natural-language] tag, separate from [nlp]?

Do we need the tag? I see it's pretty much used as a synonym for .

• Hi @Franck, do you want to accept one of the answers? The tags have been made synonyms now. – amoeba Oct 15 '15 at 21:05
• @amoeba Sure, I am not a huge fan of "natural-language" though, too bad "natural-language-processing" isn't a valid tag. – Franck Dernoncourt Oct 15 '15 at 21:23
• It could technically be a valid tag, but there is always a constraint to try to make tags as short as possible... – amoeba Oct 15 '15 at 21:25

I've mapped nlp to natural-language.

• Hmm, just to double-check: I don't see it appearing here stats.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms. Does it take some time to get running, or were you only going to map it but have not yet? – amoeba Oct 15 '15 at 14:26
• @amoeba: I think I thought I'd done it. Anyway I did it (again?) just now, & it's appeared. – Scortchi - Reinstate Monica Oct 15 '15 at 15:29

As there are two tags, namely and , I think the tag can be merged in with the tag.

Update: As @amoeba has clearly pointed out, would be confusing as it can be both natural language processing and neuro-linguistic programming, so should be an apt tag.

• I would suggest to have [natural-language] as the master tag because when I see "NLP", the first thing that comes to mind is the so called "neuro-linguistic programming", and it's confusing. – amoeba Sep 21 '15 at 9:28
• Ahh, totally forgot about that. Seems like natural-language seems like the better bet. Edited the answer. – Dawny33 Sep 21 '15 at 9:40
• NLP for me is "non-linear programming". – Weiwei Sep 24 '15 at 16:07
• @Weiwei I find non-linear optimization clearer :) – Franck Dernoncourt Sep 27 '15 at 5:07