Secure image retrieval based on visual content and watermarking protocol

Zhang, Jun, Xiang, Yang, Zhou, Wanlei, Ye, Lei and Mu, Yi 2011, Secure image retrieval based on visual content and watermarking protocol, Computer journal, vol. 54, no. 10, pp. 1661-1674.

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Title Secure image retrieval based on visual content and watermarking protocol
Author(s) Zhang, Jun
Xiang, Yang
Zhou, Wanlei
Ye, Lei
Mu, Yi
Journal name Computer journal
Volume number 54
Issue number 10
Start page 1661
End page 1674
Total pages 14
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Oxford, U. K.
Publication date 2011-08-07
ISSN 0010-4620
1460-2067
Keyword(s) content-based image retrieval
could computing
query by watermarked image
secure image retrieval
user's right problem
watermarking protocol
Summary As an interesting application on cloud computing, content-based image retrieval (CBIR) has attracted a lot of attention, but the focus of previous research work was mainly on improving the retrieval performance rather than addressing security issues such as copyrights and user privacy. With an increase of security attacks in the computer networks, these security issues become critical for CBIR systems. In this paper, we propose a novel two-party watermarking protocol that can resolve the issues regarding user rights and privacy. Unlike the previously published protocols, our protocol does not require the existence of a trusted party. It exhibits three useful features: security against partial watermark removal, security in watermark verification and non-repudiation. In addition, we report an empirical research of CBIR with the security mechanism. The experimental results show that the proposed protocol is practicable and the retrieval performance will not be affected by watermarking query images.
Language eng
Field of Research 080503 Networking and Communications
Socio Economic Objective 890201 Application Software Packages (excl. Computer Games)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2011, Oxford University Press
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