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Perception-based authentication watermarking for digital audio data
Author(s): Sascha Zmudzinski; Martin Steinebach
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Paper Abstract

Current systems and protocols based on cryptographic methods for integrity and authenticity verification of media data do not distinguish between legitimate signal transformation and malicious tampering that manipulates the content. Furthermore, they usually provide no localization or assessment of the relevance of such manipulations with respect to human perception or semantics. We present an algorithm for a authentication audio watermarking that uses a perception-based robust hash function in combination with robust watermarking to verify the integrity of audio recordings. Experimental results show that the proposed system provides both a high level of distinction between perceptually different audio data and a high robustness against signal transformations that do not change the perceived information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7254, Media Forensics and Security, 725414 (4 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.806041
Show Author Affiliations
Sascha Zmudzinski, Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (Germany)
Martin Steinebach, Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7254:
Media Forensics and Security
Edward J. Delp; Jana Dittmann; Nasir D. Memon; Ping Wah Wong, Editor(s)

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