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A multi-task learning CNN for image steganalysis
conference contributionposted on 2018-01-01, 00:00 authored by X Yu, H Tan, H Liang, Chang-Tsun LiChang-Tsun Li, G Liao
Convolutional neural network (CNN) based image steganalysis are increasingly popular because of their superiority in accuracy. The most straightforward way to employ CNN for image steganalysis is to learn a CNN-based classifier to distinguish whether secret messages have been embedded into an image. However, it is difficult to learn such a classifier because of the weak stego signals and the limited useful information. To address this issue, in this paper, a multi-task learning CNN is proposed. In addition to the typical use of CNN, learning a CNN-based classifier for the whole image, our multi-task CNN is learned with an auxiliary task of the pixel binary classification, estimating whether each pixel in an image has been modified due to steganography. To the best of our knowledge, we are the first to employ CNN to perform the pixel-level classification of such type. Experimental results have justified the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed multi-task learning CNN.