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Robust authentication for paper-based text documents based on text watermarking technology

1 Institute of Computer Science and Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2 Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine, Beijing, 100176, China
2 Citrix System Inc, 4988 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054, United States

Special Issues: Security and Privacy Protection for Multimedia Information Processing and communication

Aiming at the problem of easy tampering and difficult integrity authentication of paper text documents, this paper proposes a robust content authentication method for printed documents based on text watermarking scheme resisting print-and-scan attack. Firstly, an authentication watermark signal sequence related to content of text document is generated based on the Logistic chaotic map model; then, the authentication watermark signal sequence is embedded into printed paper document by using a robust text watermarking scheme; finally, the watermark information is extracted from scanned image of paper document, and compared with the authentication watermark information calculated in real time by the text document content obtained by OCR technology, thereby performing content integrity authentication of the paper text documents. Experimental results show that our method can achieve the robust content integrity authentication of paper text documents, and can also accurately locate the tampering position. In addition, the document after embedding the watermark information has a good visual effect, and the text watermarking scheme has a large information capacity.
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Keywords integrity authentication; chaotic mapping; image template matching; text watermarking scheme; minimum editing distance

Citation: Wenfa Qi, Wei Guo, Tong Zhang, Yuxin Liu, Zongming Guo, Xifeng Fang. Robust authentication for paper-based text documents based on text watermarking technology. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 2019, 16(4): 2233-2249. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2019110

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