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A Novel Arabic Text Steganography Method Using Letter Points and Extensions

Gutub, Adnan and Fattani, Manal (2007) A Novel Arabic Text Steganography Method Using Letter Points and Extensions. In: WASET International Conference on Computer, Information and Systems Science and Engineering (ICCISSE), May 25-27, 2007, Vienna, Austria.

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This paper presents a new steganography approach suitable for Arabic texts. It can be classified under steganography feature coding methods. The approach hides secret information bits within the letters benefiting from their inherited points. To note the specific letters holding secret bits, the scheme considers the two features, the existence of the points in the letters and the redundant Arabic extension character. We use the pointed letters with extension to hold the secret bit ‘one’ and the un-pointed letters with extension to hold ‘zero’. This steganography technique is found attractive to other languages having similar texts to Arabic such as Persian and Urdu. Keywords — Arabic text, Cryptography, Feature coding, Information security, Text steganography, Text watermarking.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date:May 2007
Date Type:Publication
Islam and Arabic
Divisions:College Of Computer Sciences and Engineering > Computer Engineering Dept
Creators:Gutub, Adnan and Fattani, Manal
Email:gutub@kfupm.edu.sa, UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1099
Deposited By:ADNAN ABDUL-AZIZ M. GUTUB (gutub
Deposited On:12 Apr 2008 13:13
Last Modified:12 Apr 2011 13:08

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