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Multiple description multi-watermarking with tabu search approaches
Author(s): Jeng-Shyang Pan; Chun-Yen Huang; Hsiang-Chen Huang; Bin-Yih Liao; Kuang-Chih Huang
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Paper Abstract

Digital watermarking is one of the useful solutions for digital rights management systems, and it is also a popular research topic in the last decade. However, most watermarking related literature focus on how to resist intentional attacks by applying benchmarks to watermarked media to estimate the effectiveness of the watermarking algorithm. Only a few papers concentrate on the errorresilient transmission of watermarked media. In this paper, we propose an innovative algorithm on vector quantization (VQ) based image watermarking, suitable for error-resilient transmission overnoisy channels. By incorporating watermarking with multiple description coding (MDC), our propsed schemes for embedding multiple watermarks can efficiently overcome channel impairments while retaining the capability for copyright and ownership protection. In addition, we employ one optimization technique, called tabu search, to optimize both the watermarked image quality, and the robustness of the extracted watermarks. Simulations emonstrate the utility and practicability of our proposed algorithm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 2005
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5960, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2005, 59604A (24 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.632677
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Jeng-Shyang Pan, National Kaohsiung Univ. of Applied Sciences (Taiwan)
Chun-Yen Huang, National Kaohsiung Univ. of Applied Sciences (Taiwan)
Hsiang-Chen Huang, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Bin-Yih Liao, National Kaohsiung Univ. of Applied Sciences (Taiwan)
Kuang-Chih Huang, Cheng-Shiu Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5960:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2005
Shipeng Li; Fernando Pereira; Heung-Yeung Shum; Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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