Signal Processing, Perceptual Coding and Watermarking of Digital Audio: Advanced Technologies and Models (Premier Reference Source) (Hardcover)
The availability of increased computational power and the proliferation of the Internet have facilitated the production and distribution of unauthorized copies of multimedia information. As a result, the problem of copyright protection has attracted the interest of worldwide scientific and business communities. Signal Processing, Perceptual Coding and Watermarking of Digital Audio: Advanced Technologies and Models focuses on watermarking, in which data is marked with hidden ownership information, as a promising solution to copyright protection issues. Compared to embedding watermarks into still images, hiding data in audio is much more challenging due to the extreme sensitivity of the human auditory system to changes in the audio signal. This book focuses on understanding human perception processes and including them in effective psychoacoustic models, as well as synchronization, which is an important component of a successful watermarking system.