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It seems I'm not able to suggest synonyms on SO for tags that I don't have at least a score of 5 on. Yet, the following tags appear to be synonymous:

  • memory-mapped-files
  • memory-mapping
  • memory-mapped
  • memory-map
  • memorymapping

The first tag, memory-mapped-files, is the dominant one in terms of questions.

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Note that "memory mapping" can also apply to things that aren't files. For example, memory-mapped I/O, as opposed to port I/O when communicating with hardware devices. – hammar Sep 26 '11 at 17:17
That is true. Moreover, one may misidentify a diagram of memory allocation as memory mapping. Nonetheless, it seems most questions with these tags refer to memory mapped files. Some questions even use multiple synonymous tags. :( – Iterator Sep 26 '11 at 17:33
Wouldn't the proper action then be to correct the tags; not create synonyms? – Flimzy Sep 26 '11 at 18:35
@Flimzy: Who's to handle this when new questions arrive and are given such tags? I think that's the point of synonyms, so that manual retagging is unnecessary. – Iterator Sep 26 '11 at 18:40
@Iterator: Yes, that's the point of synonyms, when the synonyms are completely unambiguous. But, IMHO, just because one tag is often/always misused the same way is not a good reason to make it a synonym. – Flimzy Sep 26 '11 at 18:41

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