There are currently two tags with the same meaning, with most questions belonging to the former: and . One of the few questions in the latter category is tagged with both.

Can these be merged into and a synonym added from ?

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    $\begingroup$ Makes sense to me. I suspect that 'recognition' was introduced by a non-native English speaker (some other languages use the same word for both purposes). $\endgroup$
    – Pondlife
    May 18, 2015 at 13:42
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    $\begingroup$ I've performed this merge. $\endgroup$ May 23, 2015 at 20:23

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Since no one has answered, I'll make my comment into an answer :-)

Yes, I think they should be merged as proposed. Identification is the appropriate word in English therefore it should be the main tag. Recognition is fine as a synonym; it may be the word that some non-native English speakers think of first.


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