A new audio watermarking scheme based on singular value decomposition and quantization

Vivekananda Bhat K, Indranil Sengupta, Abhijit Das

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In this paper, we propose a new robust and blind audio watermarking algorithm based on singular value decomposition and quantization index modulation. The watermark insertion and extraction methods are based on quantization of the norm of singular values of the blocks. Audio quality evaluation tests show high imperceptibility of the watermark in the audio signal. Simulation results demonstrate that this algorithm is robust against signal-Processing and stirmark attacks. The false negative error probability under the proposed scheme is close to zero. Moreover, the proposed algorithm has higher data payload and better performance than the other related audio watermarking schemes available in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)915-927
Number of pages13
JournalCircuits, Systems, and Signal Processing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Applied Mathematics

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