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Architecture for the benchmarking of watermarking algorithms
Author(s): David Dargent; Edward J. Delp; Jana Dittman; Benoit M. M. Macq
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Paper Abstract

Watermarking sofwares are difficult to evaluate because their desired features have to be evaluated in a multidimensional space. Furthermore, the required characteristics are strongly dependent on the envisaged scenario in which the watermarking will be evaluated. While several benchmarking systems have been proposed to include attacks, perceptual and statistical evaluations, none of them constitute an established reference. Due to the difficulty of this benchmarking issue, we propose to set a web based open-source suite of tools which would allow the scientific community around watermarking research to achieve fair and reproducible benchmarking tests. This paper describes the required basic architecture. A benchmarking session is parameterized with several options relevant to media, embedding, decoding, attacks, etc. The session is divided into tests (which may encompass several runs), and the results are collected and submitted to set multidimensional curves.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5203, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXVI, (19 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.512553
Show Author Affiliations
David Dargent, Univ. catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
Edward J. Delp, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Jana Dittman, Leipzig Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Benoit M. M. Macq, Univ. catholique de Louvain (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5203:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XXVI
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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