It seems like should be changed to and that should be used as a synonym of it instead because it is less apparent what is.

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    I agree that nlp is a poor tag. However, tag lengths are limited to 25 characters and "natural-language-processing" is too long. Do you have any other suggestions?
    – Thomas Owens Mod
    Oct 18, 2012 at 15:14
  • @Thomas Owens even just natural-lang-processing would be better, and while not especially intuitive, the poster would see it pop up as the only suggestion after typing out natu I think
    – user25791
    Oct 18, 2012 at 15:30
  • @ThomasOwens recently tag length limit was increased from 25 to 35 chars so this suggestion can be implemented as-is
    – gnat
    Aug 10, 2017 at 2:49

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How about ?

The reasons being that it's much clearer than , it's under 25 characters, and a user would (at least at present) see only this tag pop up after hitting natu.

  • I'm a little hesitant since "nlp" is the widely used abbreviation for natural language processing, but it seems the community is starting to favor this. If there aren't any serious objections or alternative ideas in the next couple of days, I wouldn't be opposed to forcing the synonym.
    – Thomas Owens Mod
    Oct 19, 2012 at 10:29
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    @ThomasOwens I agree that NLP is the widely used abbreviation for people in the know, but I'm more interested in helping people who don't know and whose interest might be piqued more by having it spelled out than by a cryptic acronym. I don't think the nlp community would mind as long as nlp is a synonym (as far as I understand how that works).
    – user25791
    Oct 19, 2012 at 12:13
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    NLP is also unfortunately shared with Neuro-linguistic programming
    – Ben Brocka
    Oct 19, 2012 at 15:05

This tag has been renamed to


Now that the maximum tag length has been increased to 35, I don't see any reason why this tag can't be renamed to .

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