Adaptive Watermark Detection Algorithm Using Perceptual Model and Statistical Decision Method Based on Multiwavelet Transform

  • Hwang Eui-Chang (Dept. of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Pusan University of Foreign Studies) ;
  • Kim Dong Kyue (Dept. of Computer Engineering, Pusan National University) ;
  • Moon Kwang-Seok (Division of Electronic and Telecom, Engineering, Pukyung National University) ;
  • Kwon Ki-Ryong (Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Pusan University. of Foreign Studies)
  • Published : 2005.06.01


This paper is proposed a watermarking technique for copyright protection of multimedia contents. We proposed adaptive watermark detection algorithm using stochastic perceptual model and statistical decision method in DMWT(discrete multi wavelet transform) domain. The stochastic perceptual model calculates NVF(noise visibility function) based on statistical characteristic in the DMWT. Watermark detection algorithm used the likelihood ratio depend on Bayes' decision theory by reliable detection measure and Neyman-Pearson criterion. To reduce visual artifact of image, in this paper, adaptively decide the embedding number of watermark based on DMWT, and then the watermark embedding strength differently at edge and texture region and flat region embedded when watermark embedding minimize distortion of image. In experiment results, the proposed statistical decision method based on multiwavelet domain could decide watermark detection.