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doesn't appear to be a well-defined category, as the questions tagged may refer to

and whatever else that can be tracked.

I think it should be burninated.


It does have a tag wiki that gives it a valid definition, sort of:

"Related to video tracking in computer vision field."

I think we do need a tag for that, even if the current name is an invitation to misuse. May I suggest, say, (or maybe , but that might still be too easy to misapply).

Edit: There's already a tag, but out of the seven questions currently using it, only three appear to match the definition given in the tag wiki, so I don't think it's a very good name to choose.

Update: I just created , and I'll be retagging any appropriate questions to it as I come across them.

Ps. I think I may have caused you to notice this tag right now: I've been going over the equally messy tag, trying to disambiguate it in preparation for (hopefully) eventual deletion, and I've probably bumped several questions formerly tagged with both to the front page in the process. I'd sort of assumed that the tag was OK, since it did have a wiki, but I guess that was a mistake. I'll try to be more careful about that.

Pps. and are two more similarly over-broad tags that I've come across in the same context. It's all a huge mess.

  • I agree. I'll be retagging a few questions as well. Also I will edit the wiki to inform not to use this tag. – Gabriele Petronella Oct 27 '13 at 19:32

I agree the tag, as is, is awful. But, I think it might be worth going through the questions and retagging them with better tags before nuking it from orbit. E.g. for those last two, retag them as seems like a good change. I've done it for the first one.

Also, apparently we have a tag? That sounds like half of the questions on the site should have that tag.

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