Our programmers and developers have amazing minds. When we first started contemplating how we would create this website and the engines that drive it, this is what they came up with.
The UAT.edu website is designed to be adaptive and to provide predictive navigation for every user. However, we needed to have an explicit navigation in order to provide the predictive links so as not to confuse the user. This was necessary so that, while the top navigation and right navigations provide the user the ability to surf the site based on its organization (which changes over time), SmartNav provides the outlet for the predictive links.
The design of the SmartNav allows it to vend what the system believes are the most likely links that the current user needs at that moment. It does this based on a complex algorithm named ESP, which is an abbreviation of Examination of Search Patterns