A device to extract a biometric feature vector includes a memory and a circuitry. The circuitry is configured to obtain a biometric image, to generate a plurality of small region images from the biometric image so that variability of biometric information amounts among the plurality of small region images is equal to or less than a predetermined value, to extract biometric local feature amounts from the small region images and to generate a biometric feature vector by combining the biometric local feature amounts in accordance with a predetermined rule, the biometric feature vector indicating a feature for identifying the biometric image.
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