Audio and Speech Watermarking and Quality Evaluation

Audio and Speech Watermarking and Quality Evaluation

Ronghui Tu (University of Ottawa, Canada) and Jiying Zhao (University of Ottawa, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-132-2.ch006
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Abstract

In this chapter, we will introduce digital watermarking systems and quality evaluation algorithms for audio and speech signals. Originally designed for copyright protection, digital watermarking is a technique that embeds some data to the host signal to show the copyright information. The embedded data, or the watermark, cannot be eliminated from the host signal with normal use or even after some attacks. In the first part of this chapter, we introduce a generic framework of digital watermarking systems. Several properties and application of the watermarking systems are then described. Focused on audio and speech signals, we divide the watermarking algorithms into robust and fragile ones. Different concerns and techniques are described for each category. In the second part of this chapter, a novel watermarking algorithm for audio and speech quality evaluation is introduced together with some conventional quality evaluation standards.

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Foreword
Tomohiko Taniguchi
Acknowledgments
Hector Perez-Meana
Chapter 1
Hector Perez-Meana, Mariko Nakano-Miyatake
The development of very efficient digital signal processors has allowed the implementation of high performance signal processing algorithms to solve... Sample PDF
Introduction to Audio and Speech Signal Processing
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Chapter 2
Gordana Jovanovic Dolecek, Alfonso Fernandez-Vazquez
This chapter introduces several digital filters useful for sound generation and transformation as well as for production of audio effects. It also... Sample PDF
Digital Filters for Digital Audio Effects
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Chapter 3
Paulo A.A. Esquef, Luiz W.P. Biscainho
This chapter reviews audio signal processing techniques related to sound generation via additive synthesis. Particular focus will be put on... Sample PDF
Spectral-Based Analysis and Synthesis of Audio Signals
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Chapter 4
Paulo A.A. Esquef, Luiz W.P. Biscainho
This chapter addresses digital signal processing techniques for sound restoration and enhancement. The most common sound degradations found in audio... Sample PDF
DSP Techniques for Sound Enhancement of Old Recordings
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Chapter 5
Aparna Gurijala, John R. Deller Jr.
The main objective of this chapter is to provide an overview of existing speech and audio watermarking technology and to demonstrate the importance... Sample PDF
Digital Watermarking Techniques for Audio and Speech Signals
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Chapter 6
Ronghui Tu, Jiying Zhao
In this chapter, we will introduce digital watermarking systems and quality evaluation algorithms for audio and speech signals. Originally designed... Sample PDF
Audio and Speech Watermarking and Quality Evaluation
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Chapter 7
Sergio L. Netto, Luiz W.P. Biscainho
This chapter focuses on the main aspects of adaptive signal processing. The basic concepts are introduced in a simple framework, and its main... Sample PDF
Adaptive Filters: Structures, Algorithms, and Applications
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Chapter 8
Mohammad Reza Asharif, Rui Chen
In this chapter, we shall study adaptive digital filtering (ADF) and its application to acoustic echo canceling (AEC). At first, Wiener filtering... Sample PDF
Adaptive Digital Filtering and Its Algorithms for Acoustic Echo Canceling
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Chapter 9
Hector Perez-Meana, Mariko Nakano-Miyatake
Some of the main problems present in active noise cancellations are the feedback distortion due to the acoustic feedback between the cancellation... Sample PDF
Active Noise Canceling: Structures and Adaption Algorithms
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Chapter 10
Manjunath Ramachandra Iyer
Speaker authentication has become increasingly important. It goes with the other forms of security checks such as user login and personal... Sample PDF
Differentially Fed Artificial Neural Networks for Speech Signal Prediction
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Chapter 11
Sergio Suárez-Guerra, Jose Luis Oropeza-Rodriguez
This chapter presents the state-of-the-art automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology, which is a very successful technology in the computer... Sample PDF
Introduction to Speech Recognition
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Chapter 12
Jose Luis Oropeza-Rodriguez, Sergio Suárez-Guerra
During the last 30 years, people have tried to communicate in an oral form with the computers, developing for this end an important amount of... Sample PDF
Advanced Techniques in Speech Recognition
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Chapter 13
Speaker Recognition  (pages 371-407)
Shung-Yung Lung
This chapter presents some of the main contributions in several topics of speaker recognition since 1978. Representative books and surveys on... Sample PDF
Speaker Recognition
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Chapter 14
Ingrid Kirschning, Ronald Cole
This chapter presents the development and use of speech technologies in language therapy for children with hearing disabilities. It describes the... Sample PDF
Speech Technologies for Language Therapy
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