An SVD-based transparent watermarking method

Yevhen Zolotavkin, Martti Juhola

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A new watermarking method on the basis of Singular Value Decomposition is proposed in this paper. The method is blind and modifies one of the orthonormal matrices of the decomposition of 4x4 block to enclose a bit of a watermark. A procedure for minimization of embedding distortions is considered. Two embedding rules have been proposed for watermarking which provide different robustness and transparency. Popular attacks have been applied and experimental results have been illustrated. According to the results the robustness of the proposed watermarking method toward some attacks is more than 36% better compared to other known blind watermarking methods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on E-Technologies and Business on the Web (EBW 2013)
Subtitle of host publicationBangkok, Thailand, 7-9 May 2013 [Proceedings]
Place of PublicationKowloon, Hong Kong
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781510808522
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on E-Technologies and Business on the Web (EBW 2013) - University of Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC), Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 7 May 20139 May 2013 (Conference website)


ConferenceInternational Conference on E-Technologies and Business on the Web (EBW 2013)
Abbreviated titleEBW 2013
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  • Watermarking
  • Singular value decomposition
  • Robustness
  • Transparency

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