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Renaming convolution tag to conv-neural-network, or creating a new conv-neural-network tag

How about renaming the convolution tag to conv-neural-network, or creating a new [conv-neural-network] or [cnn] tag? Most ...
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Do we need [basic-concepts] tag?

I am wondering if we need the basic-concepts tag (221 threads). It looks like an archetypal meta tag to me, and the SE policy is to not tolerate meta tags. We do have some particular exceptions to ...
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What is the optimal length & level of detail of tag wiki excerpts?

I find tag wiki excerpts extremely useful, much more so than full wikis (I doubt that many people ever come across full wikis because SE design buries them quite deep). When I write wiki excerpts I ...
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Why do Cross Validated and Math SE have different policies for homework questions?

Why is it that CrossValidated requires homework or the like to be tagged w/ self-study, but Math SE did away w/ homework tag a long time ago? Why don't the arguments for no more homework tag in Math ...
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Are [causality] and [causal-inference] tags the same?

There are two tags causality and causal-inference that seem identical or at least closely related -- aren't they? Reviewing the posts tagged by both tags shows that there is not much difference ...
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Should we do something with [wlln] tag?

I just noticed that there is wlln. Could you guess what does it stand for..? It has only 11 questions while the topic is pretty broad -- so I guess it is probably used less often than needed. Its name ...
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What's the best thing to do with the [student's-t] tag now?

I've been very slow about it, but in relation to this question: Issue with [students-t] tag, I have finally re-tagged them all (bar the last couple which I will take care of after a suitable interval ...
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Somebody has accidentally created [correlation-matrix] tag; what to do with it?

Somebody has just created correlation-matrix tag by posting this question: Is every correlation matrix positive definite? Previously this tag did not exist, but of course there is well over a hundred ...
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What should the “best practices” tag be for?

There is a best-practices tag which currently has no usage guidelines. Currently it mostly seems to be used on questions which are very broad, particularly where there might be multiple approaches ...
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Should all our good non-merged tag synonyms be merged?

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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What tag name do you prefer: [covariance-matrix] or [variance-covariance]?

I am used to calling this thing "covariance matrix" and only very rarely see and here it being called "variance-covariance matrix". However, our tag here is called variance-covariance. It used to ...
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When could a “tag” become a “stack exchange community”?

Initially, I will give you an example to understand my question: e.g., the tag r has many questions in the "Cross Validated" community, then sometimes new users ask ...
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Why is it sometimes so difficult to initiate a tag change here, and how should we deal with that?

Update: all of the suggestions have been implemented, thanks @Scortchi. A couple of weeks ago a suggestion came up on meta to merge [natural-language] and [nlp] tags: Do we need the ...
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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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How exactly are three user's tags selected for the “Users” page?

If I go to the "Users" page and search for myself, clicking on the "all" reputation tag, I find myself displayed with the following three tags in the following order: [pca], ...
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Creating a new tag for Julia language

I wanted to create a new tag for Julia language, which already exists in Stack Overflow. But, as I do not have a question in order to create a tag, I wanted to know how do I do it. Update: So, there ...
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Many threads about combining p-values without the [combining-p-values] tag

There seem to be quite a few questions that refer to Fisher's or Stouffer's method for combining p-values, but without the corresponding combining-p-values tag. Would it help the site to tag those ...
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Do we need data-imputation, multiple-imputation and imputation tags?

There seems to be a fair amount of redundancy in the tags containing imputation in them. As of this writing, I observe the following distribution of imputation tag usages: data-imputation: 160 ...
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Do we want tag warnings?

(Stolen shamelessly from Meta.AskUbuntu.) StackOverflow recently introduced "just in time" tag warnings. These warnings are meant to provide users with just-in-time information to help them avoid ...
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What is the [plm] tag for?

The plm tag has no tag wiki, no explanation. What is it for? I would like to add an tag wiki, but need first to know why it is there.
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Display tag excerpt on hover when editing questions?

While editing question, sometimes one needs to check that the correct tags are present. Sometimes one needs to check the tag information in order to say it is relevant or not. So, for checking ...
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Tag synonym question, with an application to adaboost and boosting

Adaboost is an early example for a boosting algorithm. Does that make the adaboost tag a candidate for a tag synonym with boosting? Or is the policy that special cases can get their own tag? If so, ...
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Data on things like tag views and upvote fractions

Is it possible to see (or generate / retrieve) data on things like which tags are the most widely viewed ones on CV, or what fraction of answers receive an upvote (or the distribution of upvotes on ...
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Shouldn't we name the caret tag “r-caret” for consistency with SO?

Shouldn't we name the caret tag r-caret for consistency with SO? (The main reason is compatibility. Another minor reason is we frequently migrate questions CV <-> SO. So if you migrate SO->CV, the ...
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Tagging answers nor questions [duplicate]

From time to time there are questions that provoke answers that reach far beyond the initial question, for example, explain in detail some basic issues, or use detailed examples of some specific ...
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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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Create analysis tag

A recurrent issue in our forum is applied analysis questions. Not only are there ample examples in the CV network, but it comes up in Meta repeatedly. I think questions of the nature are appropriate ...
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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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Are questions on statistical language valid and do we need statistical-language tag?

I am referring here to recent question: versus (vs.): how to properly use this word in data analysis that asked about proper usage of "versus" word in describing relations between variables in data ...
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The kernel tag is a mess – should it be changed? [duplicate]

The unfortunate collision of the word "kernel" as in "kernel density estimate" and the separate use as in "reproducing kernel Hilbert space" is making the kernel tag kind of confusing. The tag wiki ...
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Do we need a unique “rstudio” tag?

I've observed that there are a small number of questions tagged as "rstudio." Is this strictly necessary? It seems to me that it would prevent splintering of R-related questions across multiple tags ...
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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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New interesting page: TagOverflow

There is a new interesting page, called TagOverflow (I came to it from math SE Meta). Its results for Cross Validated are here. Or, copied in here: For discussion here: What can this teach ...
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Number of tags versus number of views

I noticed that some questions with many tags get low views. Is that a coincidence? If I want to avoid getting low views, should I use fewer or more tags? I have no intention of abusing tags to ...
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Shouldn't we merge [definition] into [terminology]?

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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Meta CV tag - [statistics] vs [site-statistics]

A recent suggested edit to the statistics tag wiki (and excerpt) came up. The change was to make it explicitly for discussion of statistics relating to activity ...
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Should lots of old questions be retagged [kernel] $\to$ [kernel-trick]? [duplicate]

kernel and kernel-trick are two different tags on CV, with the first one reserved for kernel smoothing and density estimating, and the second one for kernel trick in maching learning (kernel SVM, ...
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Homogeneity tag incorrectly merged?

The homogeneity tag seems to map to "heteroskedasticity" This is problematic because homogeneity of variance is not the only form of homogeneity people are interested in. Consider, for example, this ...
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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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Should distribution tags always include “-distribution”?

Should any tag for a distribution include that -distribution, or only when necessary for disambiguation? For example, the following distribution tags do not include that suffix: chi-squared: ...
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Could someone create tag Rayleigh-distribution?

Apparently I'm far away from the reputation required to do this. (Or is there a reason not to do this? Granted one can simply search the site for "Rayleigh," but I assume the tags are there so ...
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Why are there no soft question, advice, career development tags on Cross Validated?

As I assume that many of you are aware, there are no [soft-question], [advice], or ...
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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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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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Should “text-mining” tag become “text-analysis” instead?

Currently tag "text-mining" has a definition that somehow mixes up data mining on text and text classification. Also, there is no other general tag like "text-analysis" that covers the broader field. ...
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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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Do we need a tag for “Facebook”?

I just saw a proposed tag for "Facebook" based on (I believe) one question; further, I voted to close that question. Do we need a tag for "Facebook"? Does having extra tags in the system do any harm? ...
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Tag-related problems with migrations from MathOverflow

Recently there were some discussions on MathOverflow and Mathematics and Meta Stack Overflow related to an automatic check on tags that is performed when a question is migrated: It is checked if at ...
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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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What could be done with respect to tag “big-list”?

This is not about closing questions labeled as big-list. What could we do about the tag big-list (x38)? It excerpt says: Used to tag questions (often Community Wiki) where a collection of ...