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Questions about tag synonyms (how they work, who can create them, synonym suggestions etc).

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Current tag synonym candidates

Please post your tag synonym suggestions as new answers in this thread, one answer per suggestion. Upvote answers where you believe that the suggested tags should be made synonyms, and downvote ...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Should we be merging our non-merged tag synonyms as a matter of course?

Tags on SE can be made synonyms with or without merging. Non-merged synonyms have a bit of a weird behaviour. Take a look e.g. at books which is a synonym of references. If I search for [books], I ...
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The [kernel] tag is dead

Well, it took a while, but I'm finally done with this effort: every question in kernel has been sorted into kernel-trick and/or kernel-density-estimate. kernel is now empty; a moderator should ...
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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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Should mixed-model and multilevel-analysis be tag synonyms? [duplicate]

The tags mixed-model and multilevel-analysis seem to be entirely redundant upon a quick glance at the question lists. Should we only have one tag? (I'm not quite sure what the difference between tag ...
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Let us merge [mixed], [mixed-effect] and [mixed-model] tags

Recently I have been reading quite a lot on CV about fixed / random / mixed effects models and related terminological controversies. Unfortunately, the CV tags for the mixed models are a mess, which ...
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Should we make [deep-learning] tag a synonym for [neural-networks]?

We already have a thread on tag synonyms and merging the *-learning tags, but since deep learning is currently a hot topic, it probably would be better to discuss it separately. Should we make deep-...
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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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Synonymize various tags for reference requests

Something's been bothering me (and it may just be me) about one category of our tags. When someone asks for references for a particular topic, their choices for tags seems to be: ...
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Are half of "tag-synonyms" questions duplicative of "Current tag synonym candidates"?

Are half of tag-synonyms questions duplicative of Current tag synonym candidates? Some debate on the utility of this thread occurred in its comments. Let this question serve as a home for a revival (...
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Is it useful to have separate tags for lme4, lmer, glmer, nlmer, nlme, and lme?

lme4 (402) is an R package that has lmer (498), glmer (168), and nlmer (10) functions. nlme (119) is an R package that has lme (196) as a function. Both packages fit [generalized] linear (and ...
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Distinction between [hauck-donner-effect] & [separability] tags

We have two tags that seem closely related: hauck-donner-effect (69 threads) Excerpt: Also called "perfect separation". In logistic regression, if all 1 & 0 outcomes lie on different ...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Suggestion to make tag "chi-square" a synonym of tag "chi-squared"?

The newly created tag chi-square seems to be a synonym of tag chi-squared.
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Suggestion to make tag “kolmogorov-smirnov” a synonym of tag “kolmogorov-smirnov-test”

kolmogorov-smirnov and kolmogorov-smirnov-test look like they addressing the same topic. The latter seems to be a more specific name and the description accompanying it seems a little better. While ...
russellpierce's user avatar
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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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A ghost wiki excerpt after tag merge

My understanding was that when a tag B is made a synonym of tag A and merged with it, then if B had any tag wiki excerpt it would not be visible anywhere anymore. However, this apparently did not ...
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Do we need both "power" and "power analysis" tags?

Do we really need both of these tags? They seem very close to me.
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Synonyms for the "Test" tags

Stats.SE seems to have a few ambiguous / synonymous tags: test x 49 testing x 23 hypothesis-testing x 497 The former two are even missing a description. I'll leave merging and creating appropriate ...
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Ambiguous [confidence] tag

I just noticed that there is a confidence tag - it does not have a description and it is hard to guess what is its purpose? Is it about confidence intervals (it has multiple questions tagged both [...
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Suggestion to make "sources" and "resources" synonyms of "references"

While performing an action derived from another CV meta question and re-looking this question, I realized sources (5 threads) and resources (13 threads) have been used to mean references (245 threads)....
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Our tags for nominal, ordinal, and categorical data

Around a month ago, @gung suggested to make nominal×113 a synonym of categorical-data×1987 because they are "literally synonyms". This has initially gotten some support, until @ttnphns objected on ...
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Can I find excerpt/Wiki of a tag that is now a synonym of another tag?

Can I find (the old) excerpt/Wiki of a tag that is now a synonym of another tag? E.g. the excerpt and Wiki of the arima tag builds on ARMA (does not discuss what ARMA is). But since arma has been ...
Richard Hardy's user avatar
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Do we need the [natural-language] tag, separate from [nlp]?

Do we need the natural-language tag? I see it's pretty much used as a synonym for nlp.
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Tag merge: average and averages

I noticed that there are both tags average and averages. Is there any subtle difference in meaning between the two? That plural form of the tag doesn't have a tag wiki, so I'd suggest making it a ...
Bill the Lizard's user avatar
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Suggestion to make tag "p" a synonym of tag "p-value"

Currently the tag p-value has 218 threads under it. The tag p has only 3 posts subordinated to it. All the three p questions refer to "p-value" concept. Is it ...
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Can we make icc a synonym of intraclass-correlation?

We have two tags for intraclass correlation: intraclass-correlation (which indexed 40 threads), and icc (which indexed 6). I have retagged 5 of the latter (1 was migrated and couldn't be edited), and ...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Should the data-visualization and figure tags be merged?

Should the data-visualization and figures tags be merged? There is no wiki description for ...
David LeBauer's user avatar
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Should the default tag synonyms be in the full form or abbreviated?

We have multiple synonyms for full-form names and their abbreviations like item-response-theory and irt, or stochastic-gradient-descent and sgd. What should be the basic form: full length or ...
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CART as junior synonym to Decision Tree

I would recommend to make "cart" and "classification-tree" tags junior synonyms of "decision-tree". Because, often CART acronym is regarded to be just a particular method or algorithm of the tree ...
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Tag synonym suggestion: multiple-comparisons <-> multiple-hypothesis

The terms multiple-comparisons and multiple-hypothesis are used interchangeably.
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Synonym merging suggestion for users with under 2.5k?

Is there any way for a user with under 2.5k reputation to suggest synonym mergers?
JohnRos's user avatar
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Tag synonym: auc -> roc?

I believe auc should be a synonym for roc. auc was created only for this question.
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synonym request - gam and general additive model [duplicate]

The tag wiki for gam says "general additive model", and has 44 questions. There is also general-additive-model, which has 6 questions. Please can someone with the required privileges establish the ...
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What does the kernel tag refer to? [duplicate]

I was reviewing the "kernel" tag and this tag may refer to several different items. In statistics, Kernel has a particular meaning. However, a commonly encountered use of the term kernel in the ...
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Tagging bug?....

After trying four times to edit this question to add the "change-point" tag to it, which is associated with three existing questions, I have been unsuccessful: no matter how emphatically I type :-) it ...
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Do we need both [forecasting] and [prediction] tags?

I do not see a clear distinction between forecasting and prediction tags. Should they be made synonyms? Or should the distinction be made clearer (e.g. by expanding the currently very brief ...
Richard Hardy's user avatar