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Halle Winkler

The only big difference which has the potential to affect overall recognition behavior and potentially provide some surprises between 1.x and 2.x is the new voice activity detection threshold setting, vadThreshold. Most issues with new recognition behavior will be solved by adjusting this threshold until it meets your expectations for what is recognized and what is ignored. Because the voice activity detection is more discerning now, it is also very likely the extremely low secondsOfSilence settings like .1 will cause more interruptions of speech in progress, since this was always a setting which ought to result in interrupted user speech, but now it is going to be more likely to interrupt speech because it is also doing noise suppression of silence periods.

So, for any recognition issues where behavior seems very different from 1.x, the most important steps are to set a realistic secondsOfSilence (.5 is realistic, .7 is better) and then adjust vadThreshold higher or lower between the range of 1.8 to 3.9 until recognition behavior matches the old behavior (if you really want it to exactly match the old behavior, which should probably be freshly evaluated with the new engine behavior).

Make sure that any quality-impacting workarounds for now-defunct features, such as suspending immediately after starting, are 100% removed from your app design, since they will definitely harm recognition quality now (although they were subtly harming it previously as well).