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Survey on Robust and Reversible Watermarking for Relational Data

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
Udaya Rani, Shreedevi B. Choudri, Vinayak Murthy

Udaya Rani, Shreedevi B Choudri and Vinayak Murthy. Article: Survey on Robust and Reversible Watermarking for Relational Data. International Journal of Computer Applications 139(9):31-34, April 2016. Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA. BibTeX

	author = {Udaya Rani and Shreedevi B. Choudri and Vinayak Murthy},
	title = {Article: Survey on Robust and Reversible Watermarking for Relational Data},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2016},
	volume = {139},
	number = {9},
	pages = {31-34},
	month = {April},
	note = {Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA}


In the course of recent years, reversible watermarking systems for social databases have been proposed to give assurance of possession rights, information treating, and information trustworthiness. Every now and again, these strategies make certain fashioned information recuperation from knowledge of the watermarks, though irreversible watermarking plans best safeguard possession rights. At the point when possession rights are upheld utilizing watermarking, the basic information experiences specific alteration; as a consequence of which, the information quality gets traded off. Reversible watermarking is utilized to guarantee information quality alongside information recuperation. Nevertheless, such approaches are in general now not strong towards malicious assaults and what's more, don't supply any component to specifically watermark a one of a kind quality by means of considering its position in capacities disclosure.


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Reversible Watermarking, Genetic Algorithm, Robustness