I've already seen the tag on the site but not . I think the least is to synonymize them. Similarly, we can do that for and .

Please add an answer below supporting which should be the master: , ?

P.S: Since at the time of posting this, there is still no conclusion on whether to include the word "problem" for classical problems as mentioned here, I left them out of my tag suggestions.

  • $\begingroup$ Related discussion: or.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/51/… $\endgroup$
    – Picachieu
    Commented May 31, 2019 at 22:28
  • $\begingroup$ these days it is traveling salesperson. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 12, 2019 at 20:30
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    $\begingroup$ @MarcoLübbecke the same conversation happened below under Larry's post ;) $\endgroup$
    – EhsanK Mod
    Commented Jun 12, 2019 at 20:40
  • $\begingroup$ Should we also add bin-packing and bpp? $\endgroup$
    – mrBen
    Commented Jun 13, 2019 at 11:57
  • $\begingroup$ @mrBen I'm not too keen on bpp as it's not as widely-used, IMO, as the other abbreviations. However, you can create a new post and suggest that and let the community decide. $\endgroup$
    – EhsanK Mod
    Commented Jun 13, 2019 at 13:22

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I'd vote for being the master and being a synonym. Same for (master) and (synonym).

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    $\begingroup$ traveling-salesman is also called salesperson, saleswoman, sales agent, etc. etc. So maybe just tsp? In the description it can shortly mention traveling salesperson.. $\endgroup$ Commented May 31, 2019 at 22:39
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    $\begingroup$ Personally I think [tsp] is too abbreviated, and non-intuitive to newcomers. Although the problem goes by other names, traveling salesman is by far the most common, and I think that makes the most sense as the tag. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 1, 2019 at 0:40
  • $\begingroup$ The valid spelling as per English rules is travelling, not traveling, right? $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 1, 2019 at 6:13
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    $\begingroup$ No, one L for US English. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 1, 2019 at 11:05
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, ok, I thought this rule applied also for US-English $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 1, 2019 at 14:53

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