I'm wondering how the "Favorite Tags" feature works on stackoverflow. I found that the question list is somehow filtered by my favorite tags, but it doesn't simply list only questions that have one of those tags, because I see some of the questions do not have any of my favorite tags.
It seems like stackoverflow also uses relevant tags (tags that are relevant to my favorite tags) to do the filtering. If so, how does it select relevant tags? Is it done by checking if two tags are used together many times on the same questions?