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Reversible Steganographic Scheme for AMBTC-Compressed Image Based on (7,4) Hamming Code

by 1,2, 3,* and 4,*
School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Fuqing Branch of Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350300, China
Engineering Research Center for ICH Digitalization and Multi-source Information Fusion, (Fuqing Branch of Fujian Normal University), Fujian Province University, Fuzhou 350300, China
Department of Computer Science and Information Management, Providence University, Taichung 43301, Taiwan
Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, Feng Chia University, Taichung 40724, Taiwan
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Symmetry 2019, 11(10), 1236;
Received: 22 August 2019 / Revised: 16 September 2019 / Accepted: 20 September 2019 / Published: 3 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Information Technologies and Electronics)
In recent years, compression steganography technology has attracted the attention of many scholars. Among all image compression method, absolute moment block truncation coding (AMBTC) is a simple and effective compression method. Most AMBTC-based reversible data hiding (RDH) schemes do not guarantee that the stego AMBTC compression codes can be translated by the conventional AMBTC decoder. In other words, they do not belong to Type I AMBTC-based RDH scheme and easily attract malicious users’ attention. To solve this problem and enhance the hiding capacity, we used (7,4) hamming code to design a Type I AMBTC-based RDH scheme in this paper. To provide the reversibility feature, we designed a prediction method and judgement mechanism to successfully select the embeddable blocks during the data embedding phase and data extraction and recovery phase. In comparing our approach with other BTC-based schemes, it is confirmed that our hiding capacity is increased while maintaining the limited size of the compression codes and acceptable image quality of the stego AMBTC-compressed images. View Full-Text
Keywords: reversible data hiding; AMBTC; (7,4) hamming code reversible data hiding; AMBTC; (7,4) hamming code
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Lin, J.; Lin, C.-C.; Chang, C.-C. Reversible Steganographic Scheme for AMBTC-Compressed Image Based on (7,4) Hamming Code. Symmetry 2019, 11, 1236.

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Lin J, Lin C-C, Chang C-C. Reversible Steganographic Scheme for AMBTC-Compressed Image Based on (7,4) Hamming Code. Symmetry. 2019; 11(10):1236.

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Lin, Juan; Lin, Chia-Chen; Chang, Chin-Chen. 2019. "Reversible Steganographic Scheme for AMBTC-Compressed Image Based on (7,4) Hamming Code" Symmetry 11, no. 10: 1236.

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