REGION OF NON-INTEREST BASED DIGITAL IMAGE WATERMARKING USING NEURAL NETWORKS

Abstract
Copyrights protection of digital data become inevitable in current world. Digital watermarks have been recently proposed as secured scheme for copyright protection, authentication, source tracking, and broadcast monitoring of video, audio, text data and digital images. In this paper a method to embed a watermark in region of non-interest (RONI) and a method for adaptive calculation of strength factor using neural network are proposed. The embedding and extraction processes are carried out in the transform domain by using Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT). Finally, the algorithm robustness is tested against noise addition attacks and geometric distortion attacks. The results authenticate that the proposed watermarking algorithm does not degrade the quality of cover image as the watermark is inserted only in region of non-interest and is resistive to attacks.

Authors
Bibi Isac1, V. Santhi2 and Arunkumar Thangavelu3
VIT University, Vellore

Keywords
Digital Watermarking, Invisible Watermarking, Neural Networks Based Watermarking Technique, Transform Domain Watermarking, Region of Non-Interest Based Watermarking
Published By :
ICTACT
Published In :
ICTACT Journal on Image and Video Processing
( Volume: 2 , Issue: 2 )
Date of Publication :
November 2011

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