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

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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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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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Proposal: add reference-request as a synonym for references

references has 718 questions, synonyms books, sources and resources and a tag wiki that seems to cover requesting references: "References" is our generic tag for questions seeking information ...
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Shouldn't we merge [definition] into [terminology]? Please vote

I think whatever the difference between definition (60 questions) and terminology (247 questions) might possibly be, in practice these tags are used interchangeably. Therefore I suggest hard-merging ...
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ab-test is not a technical term

Should the tag ab-test test be removed from the list or made into a synonym? It is jargon for the BI community and we should encourage use of proper technical terms to preserve the consistency of the ...
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Let us merge [mixed], [mixed-effect] and [mixed-model] tags

Update: After some hesitation, I am bumping this thread. I was reminded about it by this excellent question (which by now has an excellent answer), that uses tag mixed instead of much more popular ...
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Visualisation tag

Based on the answer to Synonym merging suggestion for users with under 2.5k?... I noticed the recent creation of a visualisation tag and also a little used data-visualisation, both spelled with an ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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The 'dispersion' tag is ambiguous

There is a new tag: dispersion, which I just edited. It can, I believe, refer to at least two different things: Measures of spread of a distribution or set of values (e.g. the sd, the interquartile ...
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Distinguishing between types of GMM

GMM is an abbreviation for Generalized Method of Moments Gaussian Mixture Models Growth Mixture Models The second usage seems to be far more common on CV, but now that Lars Hansen has finally won ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 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 ...
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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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Current tag synonym candidates

(I apologize that there have been similar questions before, but I'm not sure adding to them would be best here. Perhaps the most reasonable option would be to add to this question, but it is rather ...
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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 ...
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What does the kernel tag refer to?

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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Why is there no “parameter” tag?

When choosing tags for the question: " Is there a difference between the "maximum probability" and the "mode" of a parameter? " I was surprised to find no "parameter" tag. I ...
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Tags for references

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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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?
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Should mixed-model and multilevel-analysis be tag synonyms?

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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Tag synonym: auc -> roc?

I believe auc should be a synonym for roc. auc was created only for this question.
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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 ...