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Title: Tag Hierarchy Files
Post by: psychoadept on September 16, 2020, 03:21:21 AM
To learn more about the new Tag Hierarchy Explorer, see the development thread: https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=8987.0

This thread is for people to post links to Tag Hierarchy .txt files they want to share with other users. If you want to use a Tag Hierarchy file, place it in your AppData folder under TagHierarchyTemplates.
Title: Re: Tag Hierarchy Files
Post by: psychoadept on September 16, 2020, 03:29:00 AM
A location hierarchy based on the United Nations M49 Standard (https://unstats.un.org/unsd/methodology/m49/#geo-regions), with my own adjustments. Changed some countries from their official names to their short names, like North and South Korea, removed a few entries that I didn't think I'd need, and took out some of the hierarchy levels that seemed extraneous. Added US states, Canadian provinces, and generally made it more US/Anglophone-centric since that's the nature of my music collection. Easily adapted to your own, hopefully.

Updated with a few tweaks and added comments to the file.

https://app.box.com/s/y5qm8tp6l7b4z6992o03x9vkwy6pz06y
Title: Re: Tag Hierarchy Files
Post by: alec.tron on September 16, 2020, 08:21:04 AM
Neato.
Out of curiousity, in your location hierarchy, why does the North* grouping always comes first on each continent when all others are alphabetical...?

As for a few other specialized ones that might be of use to others:
Instruments Taxonomy (Monash's remapping of  Hornbostel & Sachs (1914) - https://jameskennedymonash.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/mind-map-taxonomy-of-musical-instruments/ ), plus a few odd additions / changes to the digital instruments family.
https://github.com/alectron/MusicBee_TagHierarchies/blob/master/Instruments/Instruments_Monash.txt

And, the discogs genre/style hierarchies as of a few weeks ago:
https://github.com/alectron/MusicBee_TagHierarchies/blob/master/Genres/Discogs_Genres_Styles.txt

c.
Title: Re: Tag Hierarchy Files
Post by: psychoadept on September 16, 2020, 09:06:36 AM
Out of curiousity, in your location hierarchy, why does the North* grouping always comes first on each continent when all others are alphabetical...?

For Americas and Europe, I did that intentionally because I wanted USA and United Kingdom at the top. You'll notice they and a few other countries are out of order, too. Also why the continents aren't in alphabetical order. In Africa, it's because I removed the Sub-Saharan Africa level, which had everything except North Africa in it, but I didn't reorder them.
Title: Re: Tag Hierarchy Files
Post by: phred on September 16, 2020, 12:42:37 PM
Quite an impressive undertaking.

My only comment is the use of "Northern America" vs "North America." When I hear the former, I think of the north part of the US. I believe the continent is (or should be) "North America." You have "South America" and not "Southern America."

Just my two cents.
Title: Re: Tag Hierarchy Files
Post by: psychoadept on September 16, 2020, 05:36:06 PM
My only comment is the use of "Northern America" vs "North America."

I had made that change at one point, and then changed it back. They explain it on the website: North America is Northern America, Central America, and the Caribbean. One of the reasons I like their system is the subgroupings. I could have included a higher "North America" tier, but I was trying to minimize extra layers.

Interestingly, they don't include North America either, even though they do have a classification for North America - actually, they group Central American, the Caribbean, and South America under "Latin America & the Caribbean", which makes sense from a perspective of cultural & linguistic groupings.
Title: Re: Tag Hierarchy Files
Post by: phred on September 16, 2020, 05:53:57 PM
North America is Northern America, Central America, and the Caribbean. One of the reasons I like their system is the subgroupings.
Perhaps I'm from the old school when there was only North America. And we wrote our geography lessons using feather pens.
Title: Re: Tag Hierarchy Files
Post by: psychoadept on September 16, 2020, 06:09:30 PM
Perhaps I'm from the old school when there was only North America. And we wrote our geography lessons using feather pens.

 :)  :D  ;D

Right. But if you're looking at it from a perspective of your music collection, which is going to tell you something meaningful?
Title: Re: Tag Hierarchy Files
Post by: phred on September 16, 2020, 08:05:37 PM
Right. But if you're looking at it from a perspective of your music collection, which is going to tell you something meaningful?
Well ... I suppose you make a going point.