I tried getting precise to work today and I had quite the hard time with it. I started out trying to use the model computer-en.pb which did not work at all for me. Next I tried the hey-mycroft-2.pb that comes with the rhasspy docker, default settings and it worked. It did not recognize me every time but I put that one down to my bad English pronunciation and the fact that I play around in a German profile.
Since I proved that precise can work, I tried the other models that came with the docker, I could not get any of the others to recognize me, most likely pronunciation again. Then i went back to the computer model. In theory English and German pronunciation should be similar, if not identical so I thought it should work even with my bad accent. I could not get it working with the default settings so I played around with the sensitivity. With it at 0.9 instead of 0.5 I could get it to respond sometimes but after some testing it turned out that it basically responds to anything but not the word “computer”. It was triggered when i tried asking a whole question “Computer, wie wird das wetter” but not when I just used “computer”. More testing resulted in me just asking “wie wird das wetter” without wakeword and low and behold, that triggered the wakeword. While I was testing my phone got a notification, which makes 3 beeping sounds, it triggered the wakeword.
Now I am at a point where I just don’t get what is wrong. Is the model that bad or am I doing something wrong?
In addition I have not found anywhere what the two parameters that I can play around with mean, my guess is that sensitivity is between 0 and 1 and the higher it is, the more reactive it will get but what about trigger level?
I also noticed that when I set pocketsphinx to the wakeword “computer” and play around with it it plays a sound that it is listening and I can ask my question afterwards. Even with the (somewhat) working “hey mycroft” I had to put the question in directly after because if I waited for the beep I did not have enough time to finish speaking.
I do know that others are using precise or at least experimenting with it so I hope that you might be able to help me out with your experiences. I know I can train my own wakeword and about @ulno’s guide to it but i wanted to test it before I spend hours training my own.