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A Digital Image Watermarking Using A Bottom-up Attention Module  

Cheoi, Kyung-Joo (충북대학교 전기전자컴퓨터공학부)
This paper takes a bottom-up attention module into consideration for digital image watermarking. A bottom-up attention module is employed to obtain the region of interest, and watermark information is embedded into the obtained region. Previous studies in digital image watermarking have been focused on the signal processing techniques, especially in waveform coding spreading watermarks over the entire target image. However, we notice that the third party's visual attention is usually concentrated on a few regions in an image but not on all of them. These regions are easy to be the target of attacks. If watermark information is inserted into these regions from the beginning, it can be detected with high correlation. Various kinds of images are tested, and the results showed good quality.
Interest Region; Watermarking; Semantic Importance; Visual Attention;
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