Image Adaptive Block DCT-Based Perceptual Digital Watermarking

영상 특성에 적응적인 블록 DCT 기반 지각적 디지털 워터마킹

  • 최윤희 (광주과학기술원 기전공학과) ;
  • 최태선 (광주과학기술원 기전공학과)
  • Published : 2004.11.01


We present new digital watermarking scheme that embeds a watermark according to the characteristics of the image or video. The scheme is compatible with established image compression standard. We define a weighting function using a parent-child structure of the DCT coefficients in a block to embed a maximum watermark. The spatio-frequency localization of the DCT coefficients can be achieved with this structure. In the detection stage, we present an optimum a posteriori threshold with a given false detection error probability based on the statistical analysis. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm is efficient and robust against various signal processing techniques. Especially, they are robust against widely used coding standards, such as JPEG and MPEG.

본 논문에서는 기존의 영상 압축 표준과 호환되며 영상 또는 비디오의 특성에 따라 워터마크를 삽입하는 새로운 방법을 제안한다. 워터마크를 최대의 강도로 삽입하기 위해 블록내의 DCT 계수의 계층구조를 이용한 가중치 함수를 정의한다. 이 구조를 이용하면 DCT 블록 내에서 공간-주파수 지역화 특성을 이용할 수 있다. 워터마크의 검출 단계에서는 통계적 분석을 통한 주어진 오검출 확률에 대한 최적의 사후 임계값을 계산하는 방법을 제시한다. 실험결과는 제안된 방법이 여러 가지 신호처리 공격과 널리 사용되는 JPEG, MPEG 부호화에 강인함을 보여준다.



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