10. Simulation and Evaluation

  1. Hans Georg Schaathun

Published Online: 22 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118437957.ch10

Machine Learning in Image Steganalysis

Machine Learning in Image Steganalysis

How to Cite

Schaathun, H. G. (2012) Simulation and Evaluation, in Machine Learning in Image Steganalysis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118437957.ch10

Author Information

  1. Ålesund University College, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470663059

Online ISBN: 9781118437957



  • classifiers;
  • simulation and evaluation;
  • simulation and evaluation methodology;
  • concept of accuracy, framework for accuracy estimation;
  • accuracy, or probability of correct classification;
  • probability distribution, for classification errors in classifier;
  • Monte Carlo simulator system for steganalysis;
  • training/testing of classifier using libSVM API for Python;
  • ROC, classification scores, detection rate/false positives;
  • ROC space, and combination of FP/TP probabilities


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Estimation and Simulation

  • Scalar Measures

  • The Receiver Operating Curve

  • Experimental Methodology

  • Comparison and Hypothesis Testing

  • Summary