Estonian Winter Schools in Computer Science
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1. Introduction and Applications
The watermarking literature appears to be concentrating on techniques appropriate for a limited set of applications (proof of ownership, copy control, etc.). This part of the tutorial will introduce basic watermarking concepts and discuss a wide variety of potential watermarking applications.
Every watermarking technique has specific properties and every watermarking application places different demands on those various properties. A formal approach to understanding and evaluating these properties will facilitate the development of new watermarking technologies, the comparison of available technologies, and the selection of appropriate technologies for a particular application.
3. Informed Watermarking
Informed watermarking refers to exploitation of all available knowledge during the coding and embedding processes. This knowledge often includes knowledge about the work being watermarked, knowledge about probable distortions introduced by the communications channel, and knowledge about the detection process. Many watermarking researchers are beginning to pursue these informed techniques and the instructors believe that introduction to this topic is essential for future watermarking research.
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