Questions tagged [tag-reorganization]

For issues with ambiguous/suboptimal tags that require manual reorganization (i.e. cannot be resolved by creating a tag synonym or deleting a tag).

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How to improve the description and usage of the [machine-learning] tag?

I've noticed that a specific user has engaged in a campaign to add the tag machine-learning to a number of posts that do not mention machine learning, particularly posts about neural-networks. I don'...
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Why do we have the [tag:coding] tag?

We have a tag for coding. But the description for the tag says it shouldn't be used and that it should be eliminated. It seems that either we should actually eliminate the tag; or else we should ...
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Meta-analysis of the meta-analysis tags

There are meta-analysis×654 and meta-regression×101 tags. Meta-regression is a particular approach to meta-analysis so it's a subset tag. 90 out of 101 Qs are also tagged with [meta-analysis], i.e. ...
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Should we do something about [mixed-design] tag?

I noticed that we have mixed-design×63 tag that did not have any wiki excerpt. Many of the questions are about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixed-design_analysis_of_variance, i.e. ANOVA analysis with ...
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What to do about the [control] tag?

We have a tag control with 141 threads. It has no wiki excerpt and statistical-control is a synonym of it. The absence of a wiki excerpt is wise since the threads range from control groups, control ...
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“Benchmark” tag is ambiguous

We have an ambiguous benchmark tag that has 23 questions but no usage guidance and seems to be being used for several quite different things. Some questions are asking about benchmarks for ...
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Ambiguous [fisher] tag should be disambiguated

We have an ambiguous fisher tag that says right in the tag excerpt that it's ambiguous and should better be avoided. @gung moved most of the questions out of it several years ago, but did not empty it ...
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Confusing [moving-average] tag: split into two?

Moving average and moving-average model are two quite different animals, but they seem to be conflated in the name and the description of the moving-average tag. The excerpt implies moving average, ...
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What's the tag “empirical” meant to convey?

Reading this question How is empirical bayes valid? I thought it needed an empirical-bayes tag and so I came across the tag empirical. It has 98 questions tagged in really diverse topics and no ...
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What should we do about the [hierarchical] tag?

(Note this previous, related discussion: Redundant tags: mixed effects and related models.) The hierarchical tag is very ambiguous. Unfortunately, this hasn't been addressed before and it now has ...
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Sort out [hotelling] into [hotelling-t2]

We have a hotelling tag with 24 Qs, no excerpt, and unclear scope. We also have a hotelling-t2 with only 8 Qs, but with an excerpt, and clear scope. I suggest that we need to go through all [...
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The [ordinal] tag and ordered logistic regression

Consider the following tags: ordinal (678) ordinal-logit (3) ordinal-probit (1) ordered-logit (62) ordered-probit (13) proportional-odds (2) The ordinal-logit, ordered-logit, and proportional-odds ...
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Tags around categorical data coding / representation

Return back to the issue, June 30, 2017 I want to bring your attention once again to this tag question about categorical data encoding. It has not been resolved satisfactory so far, to me. 1) I ...
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Pointless [discriminant] tag

We have discriminant with 35 Qs, no wiki excerpt, and unclear scope, that nevertheless has a synonym: discrimination. At least half of the threads should be re-tagged to discriminant-analysis. The ...
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Ambiguous [randomization] tag and friends

The current randomization tag has no wiki or excerpt and its 130 questions cover a wide variety of topics. I propose the following many of the entries are about random allocation in the context of ...
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Ambiguous [interval] tag

The interval tag is awful. It has 94 threads and the following excerpt: Statistical intervals, such as confidence, credible, prediction or tolerance intervals. but in fact we have separate well-...
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Understanding the use of the [science] tag

What's the use of the science tag, given that one might expect most questions on this website to be related to science?
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Tidying up [replic*] tags

Consider the following tags: replicability (4): "the extent to which subsequent studies of the same phenomenon reproduce the results obtained in the original study" (excerpt) replication (49) - no ...
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Understanding the use of the [education] tag

What's the use of the education tag, given that we have the learning and teaching tags?
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Can we do something about the confusing/ambiguous [random-effects-model] and [fixed-effects-model] tags?

I want to discuss the following three tags: mixed-model (2000+), random-effects-model (580) and fixed-effects-model (400). There is a well-known terminological ambiguity between econometrics and ...
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A pair of ambiguous tags: [nested] and [non-nested]

We have nested with 216 Qs and also non-nested with 22 Qs. Neither tag has a wiki excerpt. Both are terribly ambiguous. AFAIK, "nested" can refer (and this tag is being used to refer) to various ...
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Ambiguous [permutation] tag

A week ago @JuhoKokkala raised the following Meta question: Ambiguous [combination] tag -- and the consesus was that [combination] tag should be entirely removed and replaced by [combinatorics] ...
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Ambiguous [combination] tag

See combination (113 threads). Some of these are combinatorics questions about counting combinations, some are about linear combinations, combining distributions, combining this, combining that... The ...
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Weights and everything weighted

@amoeba and I had a lengthy (and hence not particularly productive, if the sheer length is any indication of the proximity to consensus) discussion of tag synonyms in the main "Tag synonyms candidates"...
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What are the [scoring] and [scores] tags about?

I just noticed that we have scoring tag -- what is it about? It does not have description. It's content is pretty chaotic: from Good books/papers on credit scoring (my initial guess for what is it ...
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What should we do with the ambiguous [Pearson] tag?

Our pearson tag (220 questions) is ambiguous and seems to be used inconsistently: it can refer either to Pearson's correlation or to Pearson's chi-squared goodness of fit test. I think it should be ...
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Rank-related tags are an enormous mess

We have the following rank-related tags: mann-whitney-u-test (271) -- ranksum test wilcoxon (297) -- used for ranksum and for signed-rank signed-rank-test (37) sign-test (21) spearman (134) spearman-...