I think people are more familiarized with the nonexistent than with .

I propose to alias them up, and maybe use chess-engines as master tag.

  • Looks exactly like what tag aliasing was invented for. I'd probably even alias computers (I mean, there's no chess-strategy tag, tight ?) Commented Dec 29, 2012 at 0:44

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So you don't feel left hanging, I'm posting this as a notice that in a few days I'll default to a combination of ajax's and Nikana's suggestions, synonymizing the tags , , and , and additionally making the master of these, unless objections to doing so are raised/supported here.

  • Can you add [computer-chess] as a synonym as well? I'm not able to do it due to not having a sufficient score in the tag.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Jun 29, 2016 at 8:28

I'm new to this exchange and missed this discussion, but I do have a strong objection to using engines as the master tag; it is misleading. Some questions are about specific chess-playing engines, or about comparing them. Use the engines tag for that.

Some questions are about more abstract computational concerns: are there promising AI algorithms? how many moves can we hope to compute in advance? I urge that this is reconsidered so we allow the more generic tag computers for these questions.

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    I believe engines is fine, maybe for those more computer-based questions we can use something like computer-analysis or computer-evaluation, I don't know, just throwing an opinion
    – ajax333221
    Commented Sep 3, 2013 at 3:17

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