Efficient Parallel Feature Selection for Steganography Problems
Alberto Guillen, Antti Sorjamaa, Yoan Miche, Amaury Lendasse and Ignacio Rojas
Bio-Inspired Systems: Computational and Ambient Intelligence
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
The steganography problem consists of the identification of images hiding a secret message, which cannot be seen by visual inspection. This problem is nowadays becoming more and more important since the World Wide Web contains a large amount of images, which may be carrying a secret message. Therefore, the task is to design a classifier, which is able to separate the genuine images from the non-genuine ones. However, the main obstacle is that there is a large number of variables extracted from each image and the high dimensionality makes the feature selection mandatory in order to design an accurate classifier. This paper presents a new efficient parallel feature selection algorithm based on the Forward-Backward Selection algorithm. The results will show how the parallel implementation allows to obtain better subsets of features that allow the classifiers to be more accurate.