Robustness enhancement of quantization based audio watermarking method using adaptive safe-band

Natgunanathan,I, Xiang,Y, Zong,T and Xiang, Y 2014, Robustness enhancement of quantization based audio watermarking method using adaptive safe-band, in IEEE ICC 2014 - Communication and Information Systems Security Symposium, IEEE Computer Society, Piscataway, N. J, pp. 890-895, doi: 10.1109/ICC.2014.6883432.

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Title Robustness enhancement of quantization based audio watermarking method using adaptive safe-band
Author(s) Natgunanathan,IORCID iD for Natgunanathan,I
Xiang,YORCID iD for Xiang,Y
Xiang, YORCID iD for Xiang, Y
Conference name Communication and Information Systems Security. Symposium (2014 : Sydney, N.S.W.)
Conference location Sydney, N.S.W.
Conference dates 10-14 June 2014
Title of proceedings IEEE ICC 2014 - Communication and Information Systems Security Symposium
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2014
Conference series IEEE International Conference on Communications
Start page 890
End page 895
Total pages 6
Publisher IEEE Computer Society
Place of publication Piscataway, N. J
Keyword(s) adaptive safe-band
Audio watermarking
Summary This paper presents a novel adaptive safe-band for quantization based audio watermarking methods, aiming to improve robustness. Considerable number of audio watermarking methods have been developed using quantization based techniques. These techniques are generally vulnerable to signal processing attacks. For these conventional quantization based techniques, robustness can be marginally improved by choosing larger step sizes at the cost of significant perceptual quality degradation. We first introduce fixed size safe-band between two quantization steps to improve robustness. This safe-band will act as a buffer to withstand certain types of attacks. Then we further improve the robustness by adaptively changing the size of the safe-band based on the audio signal feature used for watermarking. Compared with conventional quantization based method and the fixed size safe-band based method, the proposed adaptive safe-band based quantization method is more robust to attacks. The effectiveness of the proposed technique is demonstrated by simulation results. © 2014 IEEE.
ISBN 9781479920037
Language eng
DOI 10.1109/ICC.2014.6883432
Field of Research 080107 Natural Language Processing
Socio Economic Objective 890404 Publishing and Print Services (incl. Internet Publishing)
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Grant ID DP110102076
Copyright notice ©2014, IEEE Computer Society
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