Abstract: Classification is one of the important areas of research in the field of data mining and machine learning. This paper discusses about GA, ANN and SVM algorithm and their use in classification. The artificial neural network is the widely used technique for classification and prediction. ANN has some disadvantage such long learning rate, high computational cost, convergence at local optima and adjustment of weight. Optimization techniques and hybridization improve ANN performance. GA is an optimization technique that produces optimization of the problem by using natural evolution. SVM use the nonlinear kernel functions that implicitly map input data into high-dimensional feature spaces. Hybridization is a technique which combines the two or more classifier to improve the performance of the classifier.

Keywords: GA, ANN, SVM.