A Watermarking System using Adaptive Thresholds

적응 임계값을 사용한 워터마킹 시스템

  • Published : 2003.02.01


In this paper, a discrete wavelet transform (DWT)-based watermarking system is proposed. The main feature of proposed system is that the embedding system uses adaptive thresholds to control the trade-off between the qualify of the watermarked image and the capacity of the watermark, and the trade-off between the quality and robustness of the watermarked image. Also, the extracting system rebuilds threshold according to various attacks and decides a watermark bit from the least distorted coefficient after measuring the distortion of coefficient. Finally, a new measure to detect the uniqueness of watermark is proposed. The experimental result shows that the proposed watermarking system is robust against conventional signal processing and intentional attacks.

본 논문에서는 이산 웨이블릿 변환에 기반한 워터마크 시스템을 제안하였다. 제안한 시스템의 특징으로는 워터마크 삽입 시 화질과 워터마크의 정보량과의 트레이드-오프, 그리고 화질과 워터마크의 강인성의 트레이드-오프를 적절하게 조절 할 수 있다. 또한, 워터마크를 추출 시 워터마크 삽입 영상의 공격에 따라 임계값이 재설정되고 훼손된 정도를 측정하여 추출된 비트 중에서 가장 영향을 받지 않은 비트를 선택한다. 마지막으로 워터마크 검출을 위한 새로운 응답 방법을 제안하였다. 실험결과 제안된 워터마킹 시스템은 여러 종류의 신호처리와 의도적인 총격에도 높은 강인성을 보였다.



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