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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C 2010 Vol.11 No.2 P.101-110

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.C0910177


Robust lossless data hiding scheme


Author(s):  Xian-ting ZENG, Xue-zeng PAN, Ling-di PING, Zhuo LI

Affiliation(s):  School of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   mico@cjlu.edu.cn

Key Words:  Watermarking, Lossless data hiding, Reversible data hiding, Robust lossless data hiding, Semi-fragile authentication


Xian-ting ZENG, Xue-zeng PAN, Ling-di PING, Zhuo LI. Robust lossless data hiding scheme[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science C, 2010, 11(2): 101-110.

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Abstract: 
This paper presents a robust lossless data hiding scheme. The original cover image can be recovered without any distortion after data extraction if the stego-image remains intact, and conversely, the hidden data can still be extracted correctly if the stego-image goes through JPEG compression to some extent. A cover image is divided into a number of non-overlapping blocks, and the arithmetic difference of each block is calculated. By shifting the arithmetic difference value, we can embed bits into the blocks. The shift quantity and shifting rule are fixed for all blocks, and reversibility is achieved. Furthermore, because the bit-0- and bit-1-zones are separated and the particularity of the arithmetic differences, minor changes applied to the stego-image generated by non-malicious attacks such as JPEG compression will not cause the bit-0- and bit-1-zones to overlap, and robustness is achieved. The new embedding mechanism can enhance embedding capacity and the addition of a threshold can make the algorithm more robust. Experimental results showed that, compared with previous schemes, the performance of the proposed scheme is significantly improved.

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