I’m working on a project this year to build a competitive programming FAQ. This is one in a series of articles describing the research, writing, and tool creation process. To read the whole series, see my CPFAQ category page.
Last week I discussed how question merging works for Quora and CPFAQ. Related to question merging is the idea of canonical questions. Although I have written about canonical questions in the past, I haven’t explained why they’re critical for CPFAQ. That’s the topic for this week.