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|Title:||Efficient self-synchronised blind audio watermarking system based on time domain and FFT amplitude modification|
|Author:||Megías Jiménez, David |
Serra Ruiz, Jordi
|Series/Report no.:||Megías, David; Serra-Ruiz, Jordi; Fallahpour, Mehdi (2010). "Efficient self-synchronised blind audio watermarking system based on time domain and FFT amplitude modification", Signal Processing:90(12), pp. 3078-3092, ISSN: 0165-1684, DOI: 10.1016/j.sigpro.2010.05.012|
|Abstract:||Many audio watermarking schemes divide the audio signal into several blocks such that part of the watermark is embedded into each of them. One of the key issues in these block-oriented watermarking schemes is to preserve the synchronisation, i.e. to recover the exact position of each block in the mark recovery process. In this paper, a novel time domain synchronisation technique is presented together with a new blind watermarking scheme which works in the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT or FFT) domain. The combined scheme provides excellent imperceptibility results whilst achieving robustness against typical attacks. Furthermore, the execution of the scheme is fast enough to be used in real-time applications. The excellent transparency of the embedding algorithm makes it particularly useful for professional applications, such as the embedding of monitoring information in broadcast signals. The scheme is also compared with some recent results of the literature.|
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