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There are two tags that seem to be referring to the same subject:

Should we merge these? If I remember correctly from the previous discussion, we decided to drop the "computer" prefix for these tags.

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    $\begingroup$ I don't see why not. Let's wait and see whether there are other thoughts. $\endgroup$ – Raphael Dec 26 '12 at 13:46
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I've merged into , because as Paresh remarks this does seem to be the dominant usage even in the field. It's easy to reverse the direction of the synonym if we develop the opposite preference.

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  • $\begingroup$ People I know who work in vision regularly refer to their area as vision however I don't have a strong opinion about which one should be the main tag so thanks for merging. $\endgroup$ – Kaveh Dec 30 '12 at 2:30
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I am not sure of what the guidelines are for naming tags, but here are my 2 cents. As far as I have seen, this area is generally formally referred to as Computer Vision, and not Vision. Most courses and book names use Computer Vision. The Wiki article is titled Computer Vision. One can even see the use of Computer Vision in questions from students, such as this.

Keeping the computer-vision tag offers the additional benefit that when searching for the tag when asking a question, if the user starts typing "vision", he will still be shown the "computer-vision" tag in the suggested tags (search looks for matching tag substrings), while someone typing "computer-vision" would also be shown the right tag in the suggested tags, though it may take longer to show up.

I guess dropping the "computer-" prefix makes sense in that the prefix is redundant on a CS site. But I still feel that computer-vision might be a better option. Of course, on the issue of merging of tags, please go ahead. Which one needs to be kept is the question.

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    $\begingroup$ IIRC the argument was that on this site vision is not ambiguous, the tag will refer to computer-vision. Also we can make the longer tag a synonym for the shorter one so it will keep showing up in the suggested tags list when typing. $\endgroup$ – Kaveh Dec 27 '12 at 14:11
  • $\begingroup$ Aah, I was not aware that this could be done, though after looking it up, I realized I had seen synonyms before :). Maybe we should have a section on tagging in the FAQ, but that is another discussion. Your suggestion of keeping "computer-vision" as a synonym sounds good. $\endgroup$ – Paresh Dec 27 '12 at 14:26

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