Looking for a tag for data quality related questions, I didn't get any results in the tag auto-complete. I therefore introduced a new "data-quality" tag.

Now, I realize that there is a "qa-qc" tag. In my opinion, using these abbreviations makes it difficult to discover the tag in the tag auto-complete field.

For me, I was looking for a tag name containing "quality" ...

Should we simply set up "data-quality" to be a synonym for "qa-qc"?


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    this is a good idea.as you i am searching a tag name containing "quality" too...
    – urcm
    Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 10:01
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    I would never have guessed that's what qa-qc meant
    – Ian Turton Mod
    Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 10:12

2 Answers 2


I think data-quality should be the master, and qa-qc the synonym.


quality should definitely be spelled out. However quality-control or quality-assurance could be but is not necessarily data-quality.

For instance "are the labels on this map in the right place?" is about quality assurance, while "are the values in the [Name] attribute field correct?" is about data quality.

To my mind quality-assurance encompasses data-quality, and would make that the master. So:

quality-assurance == quality-control, data-quality, qa-qc

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