ACAC Seminar Abstract

ACAC Seminar Abstract

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ACAC Seminar Abstract

Robust and Reversible Numerical Set Watermarking

Speaker: Gaurav Gupta
Date, Time: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 15:00

Numeric sets can be used to store and distribute important information such as currency exchange rates and stock forecasts. It is useful to watermark such data for proving ownership in case of illegal distribution by someone. This paper analyzes the numerical set watermarking model presented by Sion et. al in "On watermarking numeric sets", identifies its weaknesses, and proposes a novel scheme that overcomes these problems. One of the weaknesses of Sion's watermarking scheme is the requirement to have a normally-distributed set, which is not true for many numeric sets such as forecast figures. Experiments indicate that the scheme is also susceptible to subset addition and secondary watermarking attacks. We propose a watermarking model that can be used for numeric sets with arbitrary distribution. Theoretical analysis and experimental results show that the scheme is strongly resilient against sorting, subset selection, subset addition, distortion, and secondary watermarking attacks.

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