An approach to textual steganography

Michael Morran, George R.S. Weir

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Textual steganography is a means of concealing an encoded message within text. The appeal in such a system is its potential for hiding the fact that encoding is taking place. The failure to hide the presence of encoding is a form of information leakage and an inherent risk since it suggests that there is important or valuable information in transit. This is considered a major limitation of existing cryptographic techniques as applied to secure information transfer. In this paper, we describe an experimental system that we have developed as a test bed for textual steganography. This system allows us to explore the application of part of speech tagging, word sense disambiguation and synonym replacement as component strategies for textual steganography.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Security, Safety, and Sustainability
Subtitle of host publicationICGS3 2010
EditorsS. Tenreiro de Magalhães, H. Jahankhani, A.G. Hessami
Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783642157165
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science


  • textual steganography
  • information security
  • textual analysis
  • naturl language processing


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