International Journal of Speech Technology

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 585–591 | Cite as

Audio steganalysis using deep belief networks

  • Catherine Paulin
  • Sid-Ahmed Selouani
  • Éric Hervet


This paper presents a new steganalysis method that uses a deep belief network (DBN) as a classifier for audio files. It has been tested on three steganographic techniques: StegHide, Hide4PGP and FreqSteg. The results were compared to two other existing robust steganalysis methods based on support vector machines (SVMs) and Gaussian mixture models (GMMs). Afterwards, another classification task aiming at identifying the type of steganographic applied or not to the speech signal was carried out. The results of this four-way classification show that in most cases, the proposed DBN-based steganalysis method gives higher classification rates than the two other steganalysis methods based on SVMs and GMMs.


Audio steganography Audio steganalysis DBN MFCCs SVMs GMMs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Catherine Paulin
    • 1
  • Sid-Ahmed Selouani
    • 1
  • Éric Hervet
    • 2
  1. 1.Campus de ShippaganUniversité de MonctonMonctonCanada
  2. 2.Campus de MonctonUniversité de MonctonMonctonCanada

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