Feature selection method for image steganalysis based on weighted inner-inter class distance and dispersion criterion

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Title of host publicationProc. ACM Turing Celebration Conference - China
DatePublished - May 2019
Number of pages5
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-7158-2


In order to improve the detection of hidden information in signals, additional features are considered as inputs for steganalysers. This research study proposes a feature selection method based on Weighted Inner-Inter class Distance and Dispersion (W2ID) criterion in order to reduce the steganalytic feature dimensionality. The definition of W2ID criterion and an algorithm determining the weight for the W2ID criterion based on the frequency statistical weighting method are proposed. Then, the W2ID criterion is applied in the decision rough set α-positive domain reduction, producing the W2ID-based feature selection method. Experimental results show that the proposed method can reduce the dimension of the feature space and memory requirements of Gabor Filter Residuals (GFR) feature while maintaining or improving the detection accuracy.

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