Data sets collected from industrial processes may have both a particular type of trend and correlation among adjacent observations (autocorrelation). In the present paper, an integrated neural network structure is used to recognize trend stationary first order autoregressive (trend AR(1)) process. The proposed integrated structure operates as follows. (i) First a combined neural network structure (CNN), that is composed of appropriate number of linear vector quantization (LVQ) and multi layer perceptron (MLP) neural networks, is used to recognize the trended data, (ii) then, the Elman's recurrent neural network (ENN) is used to diagnose the autocorrelation through the data. Correct classification rate is used as performance criteria. Results indicate that proposed structure is effective and competitive with other combined neural network structures. Copyright © Association for Scientific Research.