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In light of this answer, I thought I might put together a list of where hierarchical tagging would help us, for example:

Having this list will show SE how much use we'd have for such a feature, and also will help us do the actual tag adjustments easier when the time comes (if it does!).

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One benefit of this would be reducing the need for broad, "field-specific" tags. Electronic-structure programs like , , , etc could all be classified under or . Molecular dynamics programs like or could be grouped under .

It would let questions have as specific of tags as possible, while still making them searchable under the most general terms. We currently generally discourage tags with only a few uses, but this wouldn't need to be the case with hierarchical tagging. For example, you could have a tag for any of the many multiconfigurational or quantum monte carlo methods and classify them all under a general parent tag.

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