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Biometric Template Protection With Robust Semi – Blind Watermarking Using Image Intrinsic Local Property
Mita C. Paunwala, Suparva Patnaik
Pages - 28 - 42     |    Revised - 01-05-2011     |    Published - 31-05-2011
Volume - 5   Issue - 2    |    Publication Date - May / June 2011  Table of Contents
Biometric Watermarking, Fingerprint Matching, Image Manipulation, Security System, Edge Block Analysis
This paper addresses a biometric watermarking technology sturdy towards image manipulations, like JPEG compression, image filtering, and additive noise. Application scenarios include information transmission between client and server, maintaining e-database and management of signatures through insecure distribution channels. Steps involved in this work are, a) generation of binary signature code for biometric, b) embedding of the binary signature to the host image using intrinsic local property, that ensures signature protection, c) host image is then made exposed to various attacks and d) signature is extracted and matched based on an empirical threshold to verify the robustness of proposed embedding method. Embedding relies on binary signature manipulating the lower order AC coefficients of Discrete Cosine Transformed sub-blocks of host image. In the prediction phase, DC values of the nearest neighbor DCT blocks is utilized to predict the AC coefficients of centre block. Surrounding DC values of a DCT blocks are adaptively weighed for AC coefficients prediction. Linear programming is used to calculate the weights with respect to the image content. Multiple times embedding of watermark ensures robustness against common signal processing operations (filtering, enhancement, rescaling etc.) and various attacks. The proposed algorithm is tested for 50 different types of host images and public data collection, DB3, FVC2002. FAR and FRR are compared with other methods to show the improvement.
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Dr. Mita C. Paunwala
- India
Professor Suparva Patnaik
- India

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