We now have tags 'k-nearest-neighbor' and 'nearest-neighbour'. I'm not familiar enough with this particular branch of statistics to be sure whether they mean more-or-less the same thing. There's also the American-British spelling thing - I don't know how we deal with that either. Merge? Synonyms? Does either/any solution require an admin or user with >10k rep?


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They are the same thing. I've done the merge and maintained the spelling on the original k-NN tag. There should not be a need for a synonym here as anyone typing "nearest" will have the existing tag show up as a suggestion.

  • $\begingroup$ Excellent, many thanks Rob. $\endgroup$
    – onestop
    Commented Jan 18, 2011 at 10:01

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