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Should we merge the tags "hash" and "hashing"?

If there is any distinction between hash(es) and hashing, the differences are small in the context of computer science. We usually study hash functions to do hashing, and hashing is impossible without ...
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About the tag [computational-complexity]

As far as I know, complexity-theory is a synonym. If you agree, please upvote for mapping complexity-theory ← computational-complexity here.
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What is the difference between [asymptotics], [big-o-notation], and [landau-notation]?

In the context of CS, "Big-Oh Notation" is probably a synonym of "Landau Notation", even though there is more than O to Landau notation. I'd propose to get rid of the extra tag. Both are subsets of ...
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Should we merge "graphs" with "graph-theory"?

+1 I would say applications of graphs in CS do not fall in under graph theory as a mathematical field (research area), e.g. all the A* questions should be labeled ...
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About [recursion-theory]

I propose to create the synonym computability ← recursion-theory The terms may come from different schools, but as far as I know, describe the same field. In particular, a function is recursive (in ...
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Can program-verification be made a synonym of software-verification?

This fell through the cracks. Nobody ever made the argument that they should be different, I know the topic and I can't spot any difference as to how these tags are used, so I've merged them.
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Two tags for matrices

Back in the day, we decided to use the plural of things as tag. I created a synonym matrixmatrices. FWIW, note that every ...
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Wrapping up some tag discussions

Implemented on Sep 21, 2016 About the tag graph-algorithms Create synonym graphs ← graph-algorithms and add algorithms if not already present. What about tags random and randomness? Create synonym. ...
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Tags around partitions

I think we mostly have to differentiate between partitions of integers and sets. The latter appears in many contexts in CS but we have other tags to clarify the context. Therefore, I suggest the ...
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Tags efficiency and performance

I tend to use “performance” to mean run time, whereas “efficiency” applies to any resource: CPU time, memory, power… Since optimizing for efficiency is usually a compromise, I don't think efficiency ...
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Should [numeral-representations] and [number-formats] be merged?

Looking through questions tagged numeral-representations and questions tagged number-formats, I do see a difference: numeral-representations is almost exclusively about representations of integers (17/...
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"directed-acyclic-graph" is a tag synonym for "dag"

Since these tags are clearly duplicates, I've merged directed-acyclic-graph into dag and made the former a synonym of the latter.
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Should we merge "database-theory", "databases" and "dbms"?

I looked at the questions with dbms, and all of them were about databases. Since I saw no one disagreeing with this part of the proposal, I went ahead with merging them and making dbms a synonym of ...
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Should [numeral-representations] and [number-formats] be merged?

I propose we merge the tags, without any additional cleanup and have number-formats as the main tag. Rationale: While @Gilles notes that the tag numerical-representations is almost exclusively about ...
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Should we merge "graphs" with "graph-theory"?

+1 From Wikipedia, ... graph theory is the study of graphs, ... I don't think there is any difference between "graphs" and "the study of graphs".
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Burninate/synonymize tag: definition

Now that there are no questions with the tag, it will disappear from the list of tags overnight. Moderators can make it a synonym of terminology but I don't see a compelling reason to do so. Stack ...
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Should we merge the tags "hash" and "hashing"?

Some stats: there are 145 questions tagged hash, 121 of which not tagged hashing as well, and 55 questions tagged hashing, 31 of which not tagged hash as well. This seems to suggest that they are used ...
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