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Title: Data embedding

Abstract

A method is disclosed for embedding auxiliary information into a set of host data, such as a photograph, television signal, facsimile transmission, or identification card. All such host data contain intrinsic noise, allowing pixels in the host data which are nearly identical and which have values differing by less than the noise value to be manipulated and replaced with auxiliary data. As the embedding method does not change the elemental values of the host data, the auxiliary data do not noticeably affect the appearance or interpretation of the host data. By a substantially reverse process, the embedded auxiliary data can be retrieved easily by an authorized user. 19 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
527744
Patent Number(s):
5,659,726
Application Number:
PAN: 8-392,642
Assignee:
PTO; SCA: 990200; PA: EDB-97:128883; SN: 97001843783
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 19 Aug 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; DATA PROCESSING; DATA TRANSMISSION; IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS; IMAGES; INFORMATION RETRIEVAL; TELEVISION

Citation Formats

Sandford, M.T. II, and Handel, T.G. Data embedding. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Sandford, M.T. II, & Handel, T.G. Data embedding. United States.
Sandford, M.T. II, and Handel, T.G. Tue . "Data embedding". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method is disclosed for embedding auxiliary information into a set of host data, such as a photograph, television signal, facsimile transmission, or identification card. All such host data contain intrinsic noise, allowing pixels in the host data which are nearly identical and which have values differing by less than the noise value to be manipulated and replaced with auxiliary data. As the embedding method does not change the elemental values of the host data, the auxiliary data do not noticeably affect the appearance or interpretation of the host data. By a substantially reverse process, the embedded auxiliary data can be retrieved easily by an authorized user. 19 figs.},
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