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Should we make [deep-learning] tag a synonym for [neural-networks]?

I'm in favor of the merger. Any questions which are specifically about deep neural networks, in contrast to neural networks in general, can be described as such in the text. One motivation for the ...
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Too many boosting tags

After some discussion in the comments above, the emerging consensus seems to be: Map gradient-boosted-trees and gbm to boosting as synonyms. Leave adaboost and xgboost alone. This plan looks good to ...
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Tags around categorical data coding / representation

Update (26 Oct 2017): Master tag categorical-encoding has been created, and has the following three synonyms: [dummy-variables], ...
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Do we need both [forecasting] and [prediction] tags?

Yes, we need both. I think forecasting is more specifically about time-series data -- "What happens next?" Prediction the task of deploying a model to assess unseen data in some way. With prediction, ...
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Is it useful to have separate tags for lme4, lmer, glmer, nlmer, nlme, and lme?

Yes, mapping the function to the packages is a good idea. Maybe we should make all of them as synonyms to [lme4-nlme] ? This is the simplest choice and anyone ...
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Should the default tag synonyms be in the full form or abbreviated?

Let the users decide in each case. When creating synonyms, I have always chosen as the "target" (which is the name that will be displayed) the one most commonly used on the site. The advantages of ...
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Should we make [deep-learning] tag a synonym for [neural-networks]?

In favor. Looking at the recent questions with these tags, there seems to be no pattern which get tagged neural-networks, which get deep-learning, and which get both. On the other hand, there are ...
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Let's merge/synonymize `arch` and `garch` tags

Could arch-garch become the replacing tag? The two abbreviations are often present together in lecture titles: ARCH/GARCH Models GARCH 101: An Introduction to the ...
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LDA (latent dirichlet allocation) tag issue

The lda tag was created relatively recently (several months ago) by @FranckDernoncourt for Latent Dirichlet Allocation. A couple of days ago I realized that people are using this tag to refer to both, ...
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Automatic tag changing

It's called a "synonym." They are listed at https://stats.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms. When it's discovered that two tags mean the same thing, one (usually the less popular and less descriptive) ...
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Is [tikhonov-regularization] really a synonym for [ridge regression]?

I feel responsible because it was me who suggested this synonym; the suggestion got several upvotes and was implemented in February (the respective answer is deleted so one needs 10k rep to see it). ...
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How should we deal with the [normal-distribution] vs. [normality] tags?

I mentioned this once before, a long time ago, but can't find it now. There is [supposed to be] a distinction between them. [normal-distribution] is about the ...
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Should we make [deep-learning] tag a synonym for [neural-networks]?

The question received +20/-0, Sycorax's answer in favor +17/-0, Jan Kukacka's answer in favor +9/-0, and Rob's answer against +2/-3 votes. We should consider the fact that at least some of the votes ...
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Should we make [updating] synonym for [bayesian]?

This answer is based on the discussion in the comments above. The updating tag is so ambiguous that we should not make it a synonym of anything; the tag has to be removed altogether. With only 18 ...
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Should we be merging our non-merged tag synonyms as a matter of course?

Should we be merging our non-merged tag synonyms as a matter of course? Yes, we should. The answer is in your question, which reflects the Stack Exchange guideline towards merging synonyms (What are ...
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Our tags for logistic regression: [logistic] and [logit]

There seems to be a wide support (currently 10 upvotes) in favour of my suggestion to map both [logistic] and [logit] to logistic-regression. This will be a big tag with ~4200 Qs. However, @Glen_b ...
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Meta-analysis of the meta-analysis tags

Based on the discussion in comments above, my current suggestions are as follows: meta-regression stays as a distinct tag. Currently all questions with [meta-regression] are also tagged with meta-...
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Can I find excerpt/Wiki of a tag that is now a synonym of another tag?

It's tricky but doable. Go to http://stats.stackexchange.com/tags and type "arma". You will see the original arma tag with its own question count and excerpt (this is because it was never merged into ...
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Let's create [pmf] tag and keep it distinct from [pdf]

For the record: our tag description for pdf has always said that one should use it for PMFs too. When you created pmf tag yesterday to replace [pdf] on one of the ...
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Distinction between [hauck-donner-effect] & [separability] tags

Let me make a concrete proposal so that people can comment and vote. I propose that we re-tag all the [hauck-donner-effect] ones as [separability] and for at least a selected few of those not tagged ...
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A ghost wiki excerpt after tag merge

The ghost wiki excerpt eventually disappeared, even though I am not sure if this happened on its own or was a result of something me or @gung did (see here). I was not able to edit https://stats....
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How should we deal with the [normal-distribution] vs. [normality] tags?

That makes sense to me. Even if someone could up with some way to distinguish these, I think there would be a ton of confusion about which to use where and a lot of error in their use. So I favor ...
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Our tags for logistic regression: [logistic] and [logit]

Not an answer, but rather a suggestion (plus, bumping the thread). In my opinion, we should mark as synonyms: logit (456) $\rightarrow$ logistic (4150) While they are not the exact synonyms, a ...
Tim's user avatar
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We have both [zero-inflated] and [zero-inflation] tags. Do we need both?

Whuber's comment addresses this: the two are now synonyms.
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Should tags [integral] and [integration] be synonyms?

I notice that [integral] has 122 threads, whereas [integration] has 43, of which 6 have both. Both tags have excerpts, and ...
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Tags for zero-inflated vs. hurdle vs. point-mass-at-zero models

Thank you for the good discussion so far, and thanks to @amoeba for pointing me to it! I agree with many points raised so far and just want to share a few personal experiences with this topic. ...
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Why do tag-synonyms show up separately in search?

This is status-bydesign. Merged synonyms such as e.g. randomized-experiment show up on http://stats.stackexchange.com/tags if one searches for them. They appear there without any wiki excerpt and ...
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Is [tikhonov-regularization] really a synonym for [ridge regression]?

Oh boy, hard to help sometimes. This same thing is now on the main site. As the two things are different, ridge regression and Tikhonov regularization I would be in favor of creating a separate tag ...
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Differences between [joint-distribution] and [bivariate]?

The bivariate tag is a proper subset of joint-distribution. I have updated wiki excerpts as follows: Joint probability distribution of several random variables gives the probability that all of ...
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Ambiguous [confidence] tag

There are currently 123 threads tagged with confidence. In the next several days I plan to look through all 30-40 that are not explicitly about CIs via search ...
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