Evaluation of Classification Algorithms for Intrusion Detection System: A Review

  • Azar Abid Salih Duhok Polytechnic University
  • Adnan Mohsin Abdulazeez Duhok Polytechnic University
Keywords: Classification algorithm, confusion matrix, intrusion detection, feature selection, dimension reduction, data preprocessing


Intrusion detection is one of the most critical network security problems in the technology world. Machine learning techniques are being implemented to improve the Intrusion Detection System (IDS). In order to enhance the performance of IDS, different classification algorithms are applied to detect various types of attacks. Choosing a suitable classification algorithm for building IDS is not an easy task. The best method is to test the performance of the different classification algorithms. This paper aims to present the result of evaluating different classification algorithms to build an IDS model in terms of confusion matrix, accuracy, recall, precision, f-score, specificity and sensitivity. Nevertheless, most researchers have focused on the confusion matrix and accuracy metric as measurements of classification performance. It also provides a detailed comparison with the dataset, data preprocessing, number of features selected, feature selection technique, classification algorithms, and evaluation performance of algorithms described in the intrusion detection system.

How to Cite
Abid Salih, A., & Abdulazeez, A. M. (2021). Evaluation of Classification Algorithms for Intrusion Detection System: A Review. Journal of Soft Computing and Data Mining, 2(1), 31-40. Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/jscdm/article/view/7982