Mirinho is a flexible and efficient method for the prediction of pre-miRNAs. Its flexibility rests on the types of data that may be given as input (both genomic and sRNA-seq data) and on its parameters that allow for the prediction in both animal and plant species.
More details about the methodology is available in the following paper:
S. Higashi, C. Fournier, C. Gautier, C. Gaspin, and M.-F. Sagot. Mirinho: An efficient and general plant and animal pre-miRNA predictor for genomic and deep sequencing data. BMC Bioinformatics, 16(1):179, 2015.