Document Type : Research Article

Authors

1 Computer Science and Engineering and Information Technology Department, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

2 Computer Science and Engineering and Information Technology Department, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

3 CSE Dept. of Shiraz University, Shiraz, Fars-IRN

Abstract

Steganalysis is an interesting classification problem to discriminate the images, including hidden messages from the clean ones. There are many methods, including deep CNN networks, to extract fine features for this classification task. Also, some researches have been conducted to improve the final classifier. Some state-of-the-art methods use ensemble of networks by a voting strategy to achieve more stable performance. In this paper, a selection phase is proposed to filter improper networks before any voting. This filtering is done by a binary relevance multi-label classification approach. Xu-Net and ResT-Net, the most famous state-of-the-art Steganalysis ensemble models, are considered as the base networks for feature extraction. The Logistic Regression (LR) is chosen here as the last layer of the networks for classification. One large-margin Fisher's linear discriminant (FLD) classifier is trained for each one of the networks to measure its suitability in classifying the query image. The proposed method with different approaches is applied on the BOSSbase dataset and compared to traditional voting and some state-of-the-art related ensemble techniques. The results show significant accuracy improvement of the proposed method in comparison with others.

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