JPEG Image Steganalysis from Imbalanced Data

Jia FU  Guorui FENG  Yanli REN  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E100-A   No.11   pp.2518-2521
Publication Date: 2017/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Information Theory
Keyword: 
steganalysis,  JPEG images,  imbalanced data,  feature distribution,  

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Summary: 
Image steganalysis can determine whether the image contains the secret messages. In practice, the number of the cover images is far greater than that of the secret images, so it is very important to solve the detection problem in imbalanced image sets. Currently, SMOTE, Borderline-SMOTE and ADASYN are three importantly synthesized algorithms used to solve the imbalanced problem. In these methods, the new sampling point is synthesized based on the minority class samples. But this research is seldom seen in image steganalysis. In this paper, we find that the features of the majority class sample are similar to those of the minority class sample based on the distribution of the image features in steganalysis. So the majority and minority class samples are both used to integrate the new sample points. In experiments, compared with SMOTE, Borderline-SMOTE and ADASYN, this approach improves detection accuracy using the FLD ensemble classifier.