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Statistical watermarking scheme surviving A/D processing
Author(s): Xiangwei Kong; Huajian Liu; Yu Liu
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, a wavelet domain robust watermarking technique for still images is presented. Watermark message encoding is accomplished based on iterative error correction codes with reasonable decoder complexity, followed by the codeword spreading over the whole image. Unlike the traditional technique, the proposed method utilizes the statistical property of a certain local area of an image in DWT domain for the watermark embedding and extraction. To minimize the perceptual degradation of the watermarked image, we propose an image compensation strategy (ICS) to make the watermark perceptually invisible. Experimental results demonstrate the robustness of the algorithm to many attacks, such as A/D and D/A processing, rescaling, and lossy compression.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 December 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4475, Mathematics of Data/Image Coding, Compression, and Encryption IV, with Applications, (5 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.449591
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Xiangwei Kong, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Huajian Liu, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Yu Liu, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4475:
Mathematics of Data/Image Coding, Compression, and Encryption IV, with Applications
Mark S. Schmalz, Editor(s)

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