Create keyword hierarchies in Lightroom quicker with a ">" shorthand

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In Lightroom, I want to create keyword hierarchies faster. I am a nature photographer, so I keyword my images by taxonomy. For a monarch butterfly for example, that would be "Animals > Insects > Lepidoptera > Nymphalidae > Danainae > Danaini > Danaus > Danaus plexippus (Monarch)." I have to create this entire keyword hierarchy manually---subfolder by subfolder. Instead, I would want to use a shorthand with ">" exactly as written above that creates this keyword hierarchy for me: "Animals > Insects > Lepidoptera > Nymphalidae > Danainae > Danaini > Danaus > Danaus plexippus (Monarch)." This entry should create a folder Animals with a subfolder Insects that contains the subfolder Lepidoptera etc. Thank you for your consideration!
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Rob Cole

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You can do this now - Lightroom respects "keyword path" entry syntax - try it!
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Lightroom already implements exactly that notation. I just copied:

Animals > Insects > Lepidoptera > Nymphalidae > Danainae > Danaini > Danaus > Dog

and pasted it into the right-hand Keywording pane, and the following hierarchy was created:

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Correction: *right*-hand Keywording pane
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Thanks a lot! Topic closed then.