Multimedia Information Hiding Technologies and Methodologies for Controlling Data

Multimedia Information Hiding Technologies and Methodologies for Controlling Data

Kazuhiro Kondo (Yamagata University, Japan)
Release Date: October, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 497
ISBN13: 9781466622173|ISBN10: 1466622172|EISBN13: 9781466622180|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2217-3


The widespread use of high-speed networks has made the global distribution of digital media contents readily available in an instant. As a result, data hiding was created in an attempt to control the distribution of these copies by verifying or tracking the media signals picked up from copyright information, such as the author or distributor ID.

Multimedia Information Hiding Technologies and Methodologies for Controlling Data presents the latest methods and research results in the emerging field of Multimedia Information Hiding (MIH). This comprehensive collection is beneficial to all researchers and engineers working globally in this field and aims to inspire new graduate-level students as they explore this promising field.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital Rights Management
  • Electronic Fingerprinting
  • Information Hiding for Audio and Speech
  • Information Hiding for Images and Video
  • Information Hiding for Text and Binary Data
  • Multimedia Digital Watermarks
  • Steganography and steganalysis

Reviews and Testimonials

The original purpose of hiding data in electronic media was to identify authors, distributors, and other legitimate parties as part of combating piracy. Recently, however, meta data is also being hidden in media to provide additional functions to the signal. Information and computer scientists provide theoretical frameworks, recent empirical research results, and new applications for the benefit of new or experienced researchers and for media content manufacturers who would like to apply the technology. They cover information hiding for audio and speech, for images and video, for text and binary data, and for multimedia. The topics include interpolation for audio and speech signals, enhancing speech quality of telephone communications by steganography, new proposals for hiding data in paper media, self-embedding watermarking with content restoration capabilities, and a data-embedding pen. 

– Book News Inc. Portland, OR

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Kazuhiro Kondo received the B.E., the M.E., and the Ph.D. degrees from Waseda University in 1982, 1984, and 1998, respectively. From 1984 to 1992, he was with the Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Limited, Tokyo, Japan, where he was engaged in research on speech and video coding systems. From 1992 to 1995, he was with the Texas Instruments Tsukuba R & D Center, Tsukuba, Japan, and from 1995 to 1998, the DSP R & D Center, Texas Instruments Inc., Dallas, Texas, USA. During this time, he worked on speech recognition systems and multimedia signal processing. In 1999, he joined the Faculty of Engineering at Yamagata University, Yamagata, Japan. His current interests include broad aspects of speech and audio signal processing, multimedia signal processing, and speech and audio quality evaluation methods. Dr. Kondo is a senior member of the IEEE, and a member of the Audio Engineering Society, the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers of Japan, and the Acoustical Society of Japan.