International Journal of Soft Computing and Engineering (IJSCE)
Internet search engines are much popularized keyword search paradigm. However the search engine that uses html based model does not capture more semantics. But the xml model captures more semantics and navigates into document and displays more relevant information. The keyword search is alternative method to search in xml data, which is user friendly, user no need to know about the knowledge of xml data and query languages. This paper focuses on the survey of techniques used to retrieve the top k results from the xml document more efficiently.