The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Conflation \Con*fla"tion\, n. [L. conflatio.]
1. A blowing together, as of many instruments in a concert,
or of many fires in a foundry. [R.] --Bacon.
2. a fusing together; merger of two or more things or ideas
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
Combining or blending of two or more versions of a
text; confusion or mixing up. Conflation algorithms are
used in databases.
[Any specific technical meaning?]